Posted by Aegon (7077 posts) 2 years, 7 months ago

Poll: How often do you dream (or remember your dreams, for the sticklers)? (33 votes)

Practically every day. It's uncommon for me not to dream. 24%
Fairly regularly. 39%
Rarely (only once in a long while) 33%
Never (OP's note: is there such a thing?) 3%
#1 Edited by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

Pretty often. Though I'll forget the dream like an hour after i wake up. Its weird, if you asked me what i was dreaming about after i wake up, i can usually tell you. An hour or two later, i wont remember.

#2 Posted by TooWalrus (13371 posts) -

Fairly regularly. Ugh, I keep having dreams where I come into large amounts of money, then wake up to find I'm still broke.

#3 Posted by ShockD (2486 posts) -

Recently I've been having at least a few dreams every night. And quite often I dream that I'm flying (noclip: on).

Then again this is not the norm for me. Soon I'll start to get more and more tired and my dreams will disappear (or I just won't remember nothing of them which is the same).

#4 Edited by helmetbunny (30 posts) -

I only remember dreams from shorts amount of sleep. So, if I take a nap I can usually remember my dreams, but other than that, I can never remember dreams.

#5 Posted by Aetheldod (3914 posts) -

Regularly ... altho like Clonedzero I forget later on about them except for a few intances , the highlights , etc.

#6 Edited by tsutohiro (371 posts) -

I remember most of my dreams, it used to be the opposite though. I wake-up for a few seconds whenever I toss and turn and I think as I'm doing so (less deep sleep) I become aware of my dreaming self. So I'm often flipping over or whatever and trying to get back into the dream I was having.

#7 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (6530 posts) -

Fairly regularly, although I will forget about 20 minutes or so after I wake up. The really weird thing is that I'll randomly remember entire dreams I had years ago just out of the blue.

#8 Posted by AyKay_47 (295 posts) -

I dream some kind of nonsense every single night. There was one time when I was about 6 years old that I didn't dream at all. I remember it because it seemed like only a couple of seconds passed between closing my eyes and opening them, while in reality it was a good 3 hours. Never happened again as far as I can remember.

I find that you have to sleep a certain number of hours to have memorable dreams. I'm no scientist, but it seems like as long as you wake up outside of heavy REM sleep (meaning either short or really long sleep) you'll remember that you were dreaming, and if you don't go back to sleep after waking up in the middle of a dream you'll remember it much clearer and for a lot longer.

#9 Edited by MonetaryDread (2603 posts) -

I never even have fragments of dreams. I keep a dream journal next to my bed with the intention of writing my dream fragments down, but I am never aware of even fragments. The only time I can even think of having dreams was about a week after I quit smoking weed (almost three years ago now). I had fucked up dreams for a couple of weeks, but after then, nothing.

#10 Posted by RandomHero666 (3184 posts) -

Maybe once a fortnight will I remember a dream for more than 5 seconds after waking up.

For as long as I can remember though, and I can remember as far back as when I was 4 years old.. I've had the same dream/nightmare multiple times a week, sometimes more often, it seems so easy to explain but I find it impossible to put into words what it's about.
All memory of the dream itself always vanishes within seconds of waking up.

If only there was a way to record out dreams.

#11 Posted by Hunter5024 (6646 posts) -

I haven't had a dream in months. I used to have them all the time though. In fact a few years ago I had nightmares all the time for like 2 months. So I can't really say I miss them.

#12 Posted by AMonkey (117 posts) -

Typically the more interrupt my sleep, the more dreams I remember. Which makes sense. If you have a good nights sleep, then you wake up trying to remember many dreams. Where as if you wake up 3 times that night, thats 3 more opportunities to remember what happened.

#13 Posted by Christoffer (2273 posts) -

Whenever I'm stressed, worried or anxious over something I have the weirdest and most vivid dreams. I tend to remember those for a long time. And I think they actually help me to calm down a bit the next day. Or maybe it's just a good nights sleep that does the trick.

#14 Edited by bigjeffrey (5282 posts) -

ive had some intense dreams. i remember some

#15 Posted by SunBroZak (2162 posts) -

Almost everyday. I lucid dream fairly regularly too.

When I was young I went through a period of time where I had very vivid nightmares, that eventually got severe enough that I had to start taking some medicine that'd make me more likely to sleep through them. I'm not sure if that had an impact on how I dream today, but whatever the case I'm happy to dream frequently. Strange and wonderful things abound in my dreams.

#16 Posted by TobbRobb (5690 posts) -

For a good while I didn't even believe in dreams, I just thought it was peoples imagination running wild just before waking up.

I've dreamt and remembered parts of it a few times since though, but it is very, very rare. It's possible that I dream often, but unless I focus on it immediately it's gone as soon as I wake up.