I can remember almost every nightmare I've ever had since I was 2 years old, but I can't remember a single bloody thing about my dream last night other than it was slightly pleasant. Any ideas n why that might be?
Yeah but I can remember a nightmare from when I was two. I can't even remember my house from when I was two. Kinda odd that thing that stuck with me for 16 years and counting is a dream. It wasn't even a true nightmare if I'm honest. Just bedroom, T-Rex, done.
As stated above, it happens. Most often we remember the more negative or vivid dreams most. Why? Dreams are our subconscious mind trying to work out issues and bring them to the surface. If you are remembering them very clearly I would suggest writing them down and seeing what you are missing.
Your mind forgets dreams because your brain tries to separate what's real from what's not and it knows the dreams are not real so it doesn't bother to recall them. However it is a subconscious process so it is heavily based on emotional influence of the dream and nightmares are heavily emotional so your mind decides to remember them usually. Also when your younger your imagination is more active and you have a less strict idea of what reality is so your mind doesn't determine real from not real as well.