I offer the following suggestions to those having difficulty remembering their dreams. First, and most important, you have to want to remember your dreams. And you must believe that you can and expect positive results. Once you have the desire, make sure you have a regular sleep pattern with an adequate amount of sleep. You also need to pay attention to your diet. Certain foods and drugs can cause you to have nightmares, as the body consciousness responds to what it perceives is an assault. After you have ensured you have a good diet and are not on strong medications, you should purchase a notebook along with a pen or pencil that you keep by your bed. You can also use a recorder as an alternative. While you are in that drowsy pre-sleep state, tell yourself you will remember your dreams. Continue to repeat it as you fall asleep. When you wake up with the memory of a dream, try not to move before you have it firmly committed to memory. Dreams can evaporate quickly, and the simple act of changing your position in the bed can result in the loss of the dream. Definitely commit it to memory before getting out of bed. You don’t have to record the entire dream. Usually a few words that capture its essence are enough to bring back the entire dream in the morning when the time is more conduce for recording all the details.
I make the above suggestions because how to remember dreams is the question I am most often asked. Another thing you should do is purchase a book on the meaning of dreams. I recently gave a copy of my book to two women who said they were interested but didn’t remember any dreams. After reading my book, they both reported having numerous dreams they could recall. One women had an interesting precognitive dream that correctly reflected an event that occurred the next day. I am not claiming that my book had any magical effect. I think once the women started reading my book and thinking about dreams, and perhaps expressing a desire to themselves to remember their dreams, they begin to have results.