Learning Strategies Blog

How to Remember Dreams

by Pete Bissonette

The simple act of listening to a Paraliminal—any Paraliminal—before bed will help you dream and remember your dreams.

The voices in both ears help to bridge the two sides of the brain. This also strengthens your connection to your dreaming mind and heightens your resolve for increased lucidity during your dream state.

We recommend listening to one session of Paul Scheele’s Dream Play Paraliminal each night for several weeks before falling asleep.

Before listening, drink a glass of water and instruct your mind with clear directives that you will remember your dreams upon awakening.

Remind yourself that when you wake during sleep, your first thought should be “What was I just dreaming?”

When you do wake, it’s best to lie still to help you consciously remember the striking elements of the dream.

Remain still for several minutes. Freely think about what the dream could mean. Thinking about your dream fixes it in memory and lets you tap into the larger meaning of the dream. You may want to jot notes on paper to help your recall.

It is best to wake up from a full sleep naturally without a disruptive alarm or radio. If you think you need an alarm to awaken, program your mind to awaken without an alarm. Before sleep, tell yourself the time you desire to awaken and visualize awakening at that time and beginning your day feeling great.

Upon awakening, lie quietly, minimize movement, and avoid distractions. Remain wrapped in the after-glow of the dream experience. Reflect inwardly to allow dream feelings or images to surface.

Yes, it is okay to set your alarm as a back-up. On the weekends, though, don’t set the alarm. Instead, rely on your conscious programming from the night before.

We named the Paraliminal Dream Play, because dreaming can be fun and entertaining. To learn more about Dream Play and all our other Paraliminal programs, please click here.