Some people have trouble remembering their dreams. Some say that they don’t dream at all. They are wrong. It’s not that they don’t dream, they just don’t remember them.
A few years ago I started lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming is where you wake up during your dream and have some control over what you dream. Only 3 percent of people have lucid dreams naturally, but it can be learned. The first thing that you do is to keep a dream journal. It’s best to use a tape recorder top record the dreams as soon as you wake up so you don’t forget them. Then you can write them down later.
There are a number of good books out about lucid dreaming. “Lucid dreaming” by Stephan LeBarge is one of them. He is the researcher that basically discovered them. Before his work most scientists didn’t believe that lucid dreaming actually existed.
When you finally master lucid dreaming, which may take several years, you can do some amazing things in your dreams. You can fly, walk through wall, and will away threatening creatures. You can also get in touch with your subconscious and solve problems that you face in your daily life.
According to CNN, you can also improve your memory if you take frequent naps and dream while you do them. ” Sleep has long been known to improve performance on memory tests. Now, a new study suggests that an afternoon power nap may boost your ability to process and store information tenfold — but only if you dream while you’re asleep.”
“When you dream, your brain is trying to look at connections that you might not think of or notice when [you’re] awake,” says the lead author of the study, Robert Stickgold, the director of the Center for Sleep and Cognition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston, Massachusetts. “In the dream…the brain tries to figure out what’s important and what it should keep or dump because it’s of no value.”
According to some experts there are three aspects to dreaming: the physical, the psychological, and the spiritual. If you are cold when you are sleeping, chances are that will be reflected in your dreams. There are also important psychological factors in your dreams. These can be influenced by lucid dreaming. One woman dreamed that someone was chasing her. When she turned around and confronted him the dream figure turned into her father who had abused her when she was a child.
And dreams can be spiritual too. The Native Americans believe that dreaming is practice for the Other world that you will go to when you die.