Our expert says:
We can't remember every dream, which is just as well, as that's keep us very busy indeed.If we sleep with the wires attached so that a continuing EEG recording can be made of our brain waves, we can tell when you are dreaming. If we wake you at those times, you will agree, and be able to describe the dream. If we leave you sleeping, you will not, in the morning, recall it.
Where a dream is especially arousing ( not necessarily a nightmare - I have also woken from a dream of frustration and anger, or laughing ) you will similarly wake and briefly remember the content. Usually, unless one writes it down ( not a useful activity ), the recall of that recent dream fades rapidly.
If for other reasons you have either more than the usual number of arousing / wakening dreams, or have fitful sleep such that you wake often, you may recall more dreams - not becasue yopu're dreaming more, but because you're waking more often.
Many different conditions csn lead us to this sort of disturbed sleep ; other conditions can increase perhaps the amount of dreaming, especially this can be an effect of some drugs, such as some antidepressants. So best get a thorough check-up from a good GP or psychiatrist to assess all possible factors, and then discuss, depending on watever might be found, what might be the best ways of dealing with this.
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