The number one factor in understanding and interpreting you dreams is the ability to recall what you have demit and it is paramount in Lucid Dreaming. Dream recall is merely the capability of remembering your dreams. Good dream recall is frequently described as the first step towards lucid dreaming. Improved recall increases awareness of dreams in general; with limited dream recall, any lucid dreams you have can be forgotten completely. To improve dream recall, most people keep a dream journal, writing down any dreams remembered as soon as the dreamer awakens. The purchases of a digital audio recorder can also be very helpful. This will allow the dreamer to record their dreams as quickly as possible as there is a strong tendency to forget what one has dreamt. For best recall, the waking dreamer should keep eyes closed while trying to remember their dream. Describing your dream as if you are still in it can help the writer to recall the events of their dream more accurately Dream recall can also be improved by remaining still after waking up. This may have something to do with REM atonia (the condition of REM sleep in which the motor neurons are not stimulated and thus the body’s muscles do not move). Likewise, the dreamer may be able to recall certain events of their dream by testing different sleeping positions. Another easy technique to help improve dream recall is to repeat to yourself (in thoughts or out loud) “I will remember my dreams,” before falling asleep.
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