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14 Nov 2007, 7:42 am

I never remember having dreamt, ever.

I assume that I do but have no recall at all in the morning.

My wife occasionally tells me if I have been moving a lot in the night(well enough to wake her anyway) Which I take is me dreaming.

Daydreaming/fantasies are no real problem.

Anybody else the same?


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14 Nov 2007, 7:52 am

no but ive known lots of ppl who do say they dont remember their dreams.


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14 Nov 2007, 7:54 am

Some people just never remember their dreams, like the resolutely NT father of my son, but with me it varies; sometimes heaps, sometimes one remembered per night, and some times none at all. It is connected to lots of things ; how much exercise , sunlight, new activities, had in day, but also to diet.

A multi-vitamin and mineral tablet every day will often start up dreaming for a while, (as will lots of strong cheese in the evening , but I don't recommend that!!), but apparently the main factor is one or two of the Vitamin B's; I just can't remember which one. :? :oops:
Just looked, there is some debate about which one is most effective, generally Vit B 6 , and/or Vit B 5, but also an "unofficial" one called choline.
Vits B 5 & 6 's found particularly in lentils and beans, tuna, and eggs, liver, avocado and bananas. Foods gen high in Vit B's are yeast extract, whole grains, green veg, and meat. Plenty of research to show that dream-recall is def aided by Vit B consumption.

When I don't remember my dreams I miss them. :( I love waking up with a head full of those utterly original juxtapositions and weirdnesses of an average dream, and sometimes with what feels like recipe for greatest story of the century!!
Hope you find them ! ! :)
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14 Nov 2007, 1:19 pm

If I remember my dreams, they are usually just random images...



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14 Nov 2007, 1:33 pm

ToadOfSteel wrote:
If I remember my dreams, they are usually just random images...


That, coupled with a vague sense of whether or not it was enjoyable describes the majority of my dream memories.

Sometimes a small sensory input can trigger sudden and complete recall of a past dream. In some cases I believe these dreams to be years old at the time of recollection.



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14 Nov 2007, 4:43 pm

My Dreamlands are vivid and rich; I remember everything that happens there with the same level of clarity I do for waking memories. I could describe for you in intricate detail what I experienced in the Dreamlands last night; events, colours, smells, textures, emotions. Sometimes my dreams are lucid, sometimes semilucid (this is the best state, I think), and sometimes I do not realize I'm dreaming until the thread that ties me to my physical body reels me back in and I awaken.

My Dreamlands are where I can be who I really am, rather than who I am confined to be in the waking world. Without my dreams, I would probably go mad(er). Dreams are a cornerstone of my personal mythology.

Last night's dream was a bit traumatic, relatively speaking, but in general I do not have what I would call "nightmares". But I'm apparently singular; much of what I dream does not trouble me, but others describe what I describe as a nightmare. It may have something to do with the fact that I tend not to be beholden to the emotion of fear; I suspect I've got a bit of Kender blood in my veins.

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14 Nov 2007, 6:11 pm

often i remember i had a dream, and that it was really weird... but most of the time, i don't remember what they were... sometimes, i do though... but my dreams are always really random...


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14 Nov 2007, 10:23 pm

I remember my dreams a few times a month and write down what I experienced in a journal the morning after each one. So I guess I'm unusual in that I actually have a very good memory for dreams and am able to control nearly all of them.

Dreams are fascinating, though! I always astound myself at how much complex thought I'm capable of doing within them but fail to observe logic.



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15 Nov 2007, 12:11 am

I usually dream four or five dreams per night of all varieties, some wonderful in full color, some in black and white some fun, some horrible.



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15 Nov 2007, 12:53 am

I dream, but they're too abstract to describe. Like being stuck in a Dali painting.



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15 Nov 2007, 1:02 am

I have dreams that can be very vivid. Some of my dreams come true. Just small parts, not big huge "fortune teller" dreams.

Sometimes, it's as if I am watching a movie, and I can watch myself in the dream.

I can often control my dreams, as if being in a half-awake, half-asleep state.


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15 Nov 2007, 6:01 am

If I am dreaming and wake up, and take a moment to reflect on what I just dreamed about, I will remember that dream for a long time, maby even the rest of my life, often I dont wake, or dont think to, well.... think about it, and so the vast majority of my dreams dissapear from my memory.

Like Incas I too dont feel I have nightmares, and always beleived many of my dreams would be nightmares for others, but not for me. I cant control my dream, its much like watching a weird movie often about the people I have encountered throughout my life, fears (which still are not in my mind a nightmare, places ect...)

I am always me in the dream, and always seem to be my current age.


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15 Nov 2007, 6:23 am

I seem to remember that in Temple Grandin's "Thinking in Pictures" she made the somewhat sweeping statement that all 'normal people' dream in black and white. I don't have it to hand, so am unable to reference it mind.

My dreams occur in a mix of 1st, 2nd and 3rd person perspective - flitting between each during the procession of the dream. They are always full colour and will usually have generally accurate physics. There will always be something 'unreal' about the dreams set in real life - this lack of reality almost dispels the dream, and they can often end soon after something that couldn't happen in real life occurs.

Last night I had a dream about mountaineering with some friends, to cut to the chase, at the end, they decide to sledge down a slope (something we do quite a lot of when we actually have snow on our mountains) and end up flying over the edge of a ridge and falling to the bottom of the valley floor. The falseness in the dream being the fact they shouted up at me from the bottom of a fall they should have died from.

As woodsman says, you must actively think about what has occured in a dream to remember, otherwise I guess it would be akin to purging your brains RAM and preparing it for general use.

The vitamin B thing is also interesting, last night I was drinking some dark ales, which are renown for being high in yeast!



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15 Nov 2007, 7:27 am

DingoDv wrote:
I seem to remember that in Temple Grandin's "Thinking in Pictures" she made the somewhat sweeping statement that all 'normal people' dream in black and white. I don't have it to hand, so am unable to reference it mind.

My dreams occur in a mix of 1st, 2nd and 3rd person perspective - flitting between each during the procession of the dream. They are always full colour and will usually have generally accurate physics. There will always be something 'unreal' about the dreams set in real life - this lack of reality almost dispels the dream, and they can often end soon after something that couldn't happen in real life occurs.

Last night I had a dream about mountaineering with some friends, to cut to the chase, at the end, they decide to sledge down a slope (something we do quite a lot of when we actually have snow on our mountains) and end up flying over the edge of a ridge and falling to the bottom of the valley floor. The falseness in the dream being the fact they shouted up at me from the bottom of a fall they should have died from.

As woodsman says, you must actively think about what has occured in a dream to remember, otherwise I guess it would be akin to purging your brains RAM and preparing it for general use.

The vitamin B thing is also interesting, last night I was drinking some dark ales, which are renown for being high in yeast!


It is odd this should come at this time. I USUALLY don't remember my dreams now(I ALWAYS did as a kid). I had one last night, and it, like the others was in color. It wasn't THE oddest, but it was odd. I usually DON'T wake up after something really wierd happens.

BTW I heard that "PEOPLE DON'T DREAM IN COLOR", but never heard it was just NTs. I guess that makes sense, since it, like MANY such statements, isn't true of me.



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15 Nov 2007, 3:06 pm

In the Dreamlands last night, I was attacked by miniature rot grubs. I dealt with them, but the experience was not pleasant.

Good fortune,

- Icarus is glad pain is muted in the Dreamlands...


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15 Nov 2007, 4:12 pm

I had a dream about taking a bath at my parents house (which I have not lived at for years) and the bathtub overflowed.

Heh... I really wanna invest in a kind of dream analysis book, tho I wonder how the author(s) came up with their analysis, it would still be an interesting read...


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