I’ve been asked several times over the past couple of weeks about dream recall. So, if you’re sold on the value and importance of dreams, but have trouble remembering yours, here are some basic tips to get you started.
When we lose out on sleep we lose out on dreaming, too. This is a situation worth remedying.
Science tells us that REM sleep, when most dreams take place, helps with problem solving, emotional regulation, and much more. In addition, the practice of doing dreamwork, including dream analysis and sharing dreams with a counselor or loved one, has been shown to improve relationships, heal post-traumatic stress disorder, reduce stress, and amp up creativity.
To encourage dream-filled sleep and to use your dreams as a resource for increased happiness and meaning in your life, consider these suggestions.
• Night notes: Keep your journal by your bedside, and before you turn out the lights write about the highlights of the day that just passed. This helps clear your mind so you can sleep and dream better. When you wake, reach for the journal again and jot down your dreams. Recording dreams…
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