Hi, everybody. Who practices dream recall? I wanted to try it,so I found an article about it, how to do it right.
The Article(you don't have to read it necessarily if you know how to do dream recall):
"1. Preparing for Bed : Try to get the body as relaxed as you can. If you have to stretch or even do Yoga all the better. You can even meditate to clear your mind, so that that you are more prepared for the next step. You don't have to eat or refrain from eating before bedtime. You may do as you like. Try experimenting with eating different foods before bedtime and see if you get any different results in the end. Make sure you have a pen and pad handy to write with next to the bed.
2. Programming : This is the most important part. When you get to that borderline sleep level (which is right before you are completely asleep) you must tell yourself over and over again that you will remember all your dreams and you will wake up after each dream and write down your experience. If you don't like having to repeat all that then try tape recording yourself saying these things. Make sure that you tape at least 10 - 15 min. worth. That should be sufficient.
3. Taking Notes : This is also very important. If you successfully wake up
after each dream, then you must write down everything you can remember in detail. Write down whether the dream was in color or black and white. This is why we will keep a pen and pad next the bed. Make sure not to put it in the bed with you. You don't want to end up stabbing yourself in your sleep. Then you must try to go right back to sleep. Keeping the pen and pad handy. Hopefully you will go right into another dream and repeat the process.
4. Reviewing the Night : Now it is time to review the night. You will be amazed at how many dreams you actually had that night! I usually find that I have 10 - 15 dreams a night and sometimes more. Everyone dreams and everyone dreams many times a night, they just don't know they do until they try something like this. Make special note of dreams that are in full-blown color, for you will want to reference them once you start studying astral projection." END
So I tried it, except for the taking notes part. It worked, I woke after every dream. Dreams weren't really long, except three of them. I was fascinated about how many dreams I had, but the thing is that didn't sleep almost at all, I felt like crap this morning. I programmed my self to woke up and I did, but there was said that you have to repeat the process after every time you wake up, but I didn't do so and still it continued. I repeated the text, saw a dream, woke up, then I didn't repeat the text, but just went to sleep, but all the night I still saw dreams and woke up every one. And it went on all night until I just an hour did something else and then went to sleep again, I saw one long dream and it stopped.
The thing is ... I want to practice more dream recall, but if every morning I will be feeling like crap I just can't do it, because I need my brain fully ready to work not asleep.
Is here someone with similar experience? Someone who can give me tips?