The world enterprises different types of sleepers. Some fall sleep the minute their heads hit the pillow. Others lie wake for some time and ponder over the events of the day. Some people are totally uninterested in their dreams; they consider dreams to be insignificant, senseless images of the night. Others are deeply interested in dreams and consider them as symbols of great intelligence and wisdom.
If you are interested in dreams, the idea of lucid dreaming and dream control will fascinate you. You can easily learn lucid dreaming and have loads of fun in your dreams.
To learn lucid dreaming, you must study your sleep patterns and know your dreams. To know your dreams better, you bought to remember them, and the best way to learn dream recall is to maintain a dream diary.
Your dream diary is not like an ordinary diary. You must keep it by the side of your bed with a pen or a pencil near it. Place a flashlight too. Now, if you wake up at midnight with a dream fresh in your memories, you can just switch on the flashlight and make a note of it before the dream disappears in the mists of time.
Writing your dreams down immediately after waking up is of paramount importance. This is because dreams are elusive. If you postone making an entry into your dream diary, you will never make it because you will not remember it. Dreams should be recorded before your brain gets busy with other activities. That is why a dream diary is placed by the side of your bed.
Every night, before you go to sleep, affirm that you will remember your dreams. Write down the date in your dream diary, and go to sleep. The minute you wake up, make an entry into your diary, along with the time.
Do not worry if you can not remember your dreams perfectly. Write down whatever you can remember, and even if you can not remember anything, write down what you feel at the moment. With time, you will find that your ability to remember your dreams will become better and better. And soon, you will be able to remember your dreams with ease. You might then feel the need to fill up entire pages of your diary, an exercise that may exhaust you, especially when done at midnight.
Why maintain a dream diary? Maintaining a dream diary is the first step to learn lucid dreaming. You will never be able to achieve lucidity if you can not recall your dreams. And nothing can help you recall your dreams better than a dream diary.