We all dream during REM sleep. Maybe some of us are better at it than others: vivid color! Logical linear timeline! People you love! Rainbows and butterflies! But we all do it. We just don’t all remember doing it.
There is plenty of advice out there about how to remember your dreams, such as programming yourself to wake up after your dream by telling yourself you will do this before you go to bed. Or, asking your guides and angels to please remind you what your dream message was. Writing it down as soon as you wake up-even if it’s in the middle of the night-can also work.
I have tried all of these measures, but the method that has worked the best for my by far is to voice record the dream as soon as I wake up-yes, even if it’s in the middle of the night! Hey, if you have a train to catch and you are not a morning person, it can be hard. I get it. No pressure. You don’t have to do it every time, but do it any time you can.
I know this works, because I have at least five dreams right now recorded on my iPhone that I have no memory of otherwise. It’s fascinating to listen to your half-awake self relaying dream sequences that you don’t even remember having, nevermind recording! Also, you can talk much faster than you can write, so this process enables you to catch details that you might otherwise forget.
It also gives you plenty of time to write them down later, stopping the recording to give your pen time to catch up with your voice. I find this process helps me with decoding my dreams as well. I have experience flashes of insight during the transcription process that I feel I would not otherwise have had.