Can you remember your dreams when you wake up?

sktb0007 sktb0007
I'm wondering how many people can remember their dreams when they wake up compared to how many cannot. Also, if you DO remember your dreams most nights, do you have more nightmares than good dreams? Or is it pretty balanced?

Me personally, I 99.99% of the time remember my dreams VIVIDLY and I'd say roughly 80-90% of my dreams are nightmares.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Overall, I usually DO NOT remember my dreams
38  (46%)
Overall, I usually DO remember my dreams
44  (54%)
Total votes: 82
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Ryuson Ryuson
Maybe 20% of the time I remember my dream!
09/11/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
I'm wondering how many people can remember their dreams when they wake up compared to how many cannot. Also, if you DO remember your dreams most nights, do you have more nightmares than good dreams? Or is it pretty balanced?

Me personally, ... More
Often STRONG recall...and I write them down, if they are interesting enough, or I tell my wife about them. She also often recalls her dreams.
09/11/2011
XYCopperheadSly XYCopperheadSly
lucid dreaming is my favorite hobby
09/11/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
I usually remember after I wake up.
09/11/2011
Rossie Rossie
I usually forget what my dream's about once I've woke up, unless it's a really horrible nightmare, or a very sexual dream.
09/11/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
I often don't recall my dreams and when I do it is very vague. I have to actively try to remember them if I want the memory to last more than a few minutes.
09/11/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Always. I have amazing dreams in crazy places, i dream every single night and it always feels like an adventure.
09/11/2011
Halfthere Halfthere
I only remember my dream if I wake up during it; it seems that if my dream has closure I don't remember it.
09/11/2011
Illumin8 Illumin8
The majority of the time, I remember my dreams. I'm very interested in lucid dreaming and practice it frequently.
09/11/2011
cheetahpita cheetahpita
If there was an "other" I would have picked that one, lol. I remember my dreams easily when I've had enough sleep, which is a relatively rare occurrence unless I'm on vacation. But I used to remember them everyday as a kid (again, back when I got enough sleep), and the majority of them were not nightmares... in fact, I can't remember ever waking up screaming or deathly scared.
09/11/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
i remember a lot of my dreams. my bf gets a kick out of it b/c whenever i sleep over, i end up waking up 75% of the time going, "dude, i had the strangest dream last night..."
09/11/2011
haley730 haley730
Most of the time I do, they are the craziest dreams though.
09/11/2011
tickle me pink tickle me pink
Most of the time I don't, though I've been trying harder to remember my dreams. My husband remembers most of his, and he has some of the wackiest dreams I've ever heard. His are always an adventure!
09/11/2011
js250 js250
I remember, can direct and can go back and continue my dreams. Everyone I have confided this to claims I am a very strange person, but I kind of like being able to do these. Sometimes I sleep just for the dreaming. What is lucid dreaming? Illumin8 and xycopperheadsly referenced this.
09/11/2011
Waterfall Waterfall
I remember most of my dreams, and they tend to be pretty vivid.
09/11/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I usually don't remember. But, I had a horrifically violent dream last night that I remember in detail. The dream was on the morning, very early of 9/11 and although the dream did not seem to be related to 9/11, we've been talking about it a lot and I think the whole thing caused me to not only sleep lightly, but to have bad dreams.
09/11/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
I remember my dreams frequently.
09/11/2011
Illumin8 Illumin8
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
I remember, can direct and can go back and continue my dreams. Everyone I have confided this to claims I am a very strange person, but I kind of like being able to do these. Sometimes I sleep just for the dreaming. What is lucid dreaming? Illumin8 ... More
Lucid dreaming is when the dreamer is aware that they are actually dreaming. It often (though does not always) result in the dreamer being able to manipulate the dream. There are many techniques that can be used to increase the likelihood of lucid dreaming to occur. Over the years I've gained more and more interest in it. It's kind of a side hobby of mine.
09/11/2011
Pandahb Pandahb
Generally I don't really remember my dreams once I've woken up. Especially on work days when I wake up fast. As soon as my alarm goes off I am thinking 100 miles an hour making sure I use the time as efficiently as possible. So I don't spend time stretching and enjoying the rest that I just had and reflecting on my dreams. But when I wake up slowly and can reflect, about half to 75% of the time I can remember. I put overall I don't remember because overall the day of the week is a workday.
09/11/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I go through stages where I'll remember my dreams. Then I'll go for awhile where there doesn't seem to be any.
Most of mine are about my Master which is awesome cause I have never had dreams about a guy I liked or even knew before.
09/12/2011
Illumin8 Illumin8
Keeping a "dream journal" where you write down your dreams immediately after waking up actually really increases dream recall, if anyone is interested!
09/12/2011
indiglo indiglo
Like Shellz, I go through stages of remembering my dreams, and then stages of not remembering any of them. I'd say I probably remember them less than half the time overall, but when I do remember them, they can be very detailed and very elaborate, and sometimes really, really frightening.
09/12/2011
SaMiKaY SaMiKaY
the only time I don't remember my dreams is if something startles me awake.. Other than that, I can pretty much remember every detail of every dream. =)
09/12/2011
Wildchild Wildchild
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
I'm wondering how many people can remember their dreams when they wake up compared to how many cannot. Also, if you DO remember your dreams most nights, do you have more nightmares than good dreams? Or is it pretty balanced?

Me personally, ... More
There should have been an other. Sometimes I remember dreams like they were real life. These scare the crap outof me. There usally nightmare like. Then there'e times where I cant remember what I was dreaming about but I am happy. I'm glad someone said something. I thought it was just me.
09/12/2011
Sunshineamine Sunshineamine
I pretty much remember bits and pieces of my dreams and I remember them almost nightly, but it's only on occasion that I really remember the dream. It has to be a vivid one.
09/12/2011
Pink Jewel Pink Jewel
I remember most of my dreams.
09/12/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by Illumin8
The majority of the time, I remember my dreams. I'm very interested in lucid dreaming and practice it frequently.
How do you practice it? I loved having lucid dreams, but only had them when I was a child.
09/12/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I find that, if I lie on my back as I fall to sleep, then I'll remember my dreams. The only problem is, if I lie on my back, I forget how to breathe!
09/12/2011
slynch slynch
I almost NEVER remember my dreams. I remember maybe 1 dream a year.
09/12/2011
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Unique posters: 55