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“I didn’t have a dream last night.”

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Have you ever said this? Well… it’s not true.

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Dreaming occurs during our rapid eye movement (REM) cycle of sleep and, based on an eight hour night of rest, the average person will cycle through REM between four and five times. With each REM cycle lasting approximately 20 minutes, we will experience 100(+) minutes of “dream” time per night!  So, you may have heard it said before: we dream every single night. No matter if we remember our dreams or not? Well, that is the truth. During our sleep, a dream will last anywhere between 30 seconds and 45 minutes. And the dream world we enter into is exciting and adventurous…

if we can actually remember our visit when we awake from it…

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To remember your dreams, try these mental techniques just before bed:

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1)       If you’re having trouble recalling your dreams in the morning, awareness is your first step. Having the desire to remember your dreams, and looking into methods that help you do so, will aid in your recollection of dreams.

2)      Hold yourself to a regular sleep schedule. It is important that you lay your body to rest and awake from it around the same times every day. Then your body will know when to expect a solid night’s rest.

3)      As you lay in bed, clear your mind of everything rattling within it. The stresses of the day, the worries of tomorrow, and the anxieties of your discomfort… Forget it all. When your head hits that comfortable pillow, focus on clearing your mind entirely.

4)    … (SEE MORE)

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© 2013 by Stephanie Himmelman. All Rights Reserved.

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