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What’s Your Dream IQ? (Quiz)

Answer: B. Keeping a dream journal.

As we said before, 90% of our dreams are forgotten within the first 10 minutes of waking. If you write down your dreams as soon as you wake up, you’ll be able to preserve your memories. Moreover, by dedicating yourself to keeping a dream journal, you’ll be able to remember your dreams better in the future.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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3:20PM PDT on Oct 13, 2012

i don't like to sleep because i don't have pleasant or sweet dreams. only good thing about my dreams is that i can fly; every dream i've had for as long as i can remember, i'm flying around or flying to get away from something.

2:43PM PDT on Oct 13, 2012

i love my dreams.. but i suffer from nightmares a lot

12:51PM PDT on Oct 6, 2012

(cont'd) ...my accomplishment, and began to actively contemplate a plan for overcoming this mental obstacle.

It took more than a year, but finally one night during this dream I was able to fully control my body and pedal backwards at will. I then began to fly my bike like Melvin Spitznagle did with his "Furious Flycycle." Over the heads of all the doubters and casual onlookers, towards the rising sun. I awoke with an overwhelming sense of joy and accomplishment.

My nightmares immediately ceased. In fact, I have never had another, that I could remember at least, since. To this day -- more than 35 years later -- I have always felt in full control of my dreams. Now if a dream begins to present disturbing images to me, I simply tell my head to knock it off. But most importantly for me, I immediately began to rectify the abuse I was enduring as unjust and not something I somehow deserved. The knowledge that my abusers were wrong about me came with the empowerment of this dream, and it was this realization that would later prevent my suicide.

12:47PM PDT on Oct 6, 2012

As a child, I suffered from abnormally high levels of stress due to extreme domestic violence, a father in prison, a working mother who left my brother and I with downright abusive babysitters, and later, sexual abuse at the hands of a pedophile stepfather. My younger brother suffered from night terrors, while I had frequent nightmares of my own death -- which seemed to bother no one in my dream, not even my mother.

At age 12, I had worked an entire summer of 10-hour days as a janitor for my slave-driving stepfather to earn the measly $65 dollars to buy my first new bike -- a 10-speed Huffy. At about this time I began to have a recurring dream, one that left me feeling desperate and out-of-control. This dream seemed to reinforce my feelings of self-doubt, impotence and worthlessness.

When I was allowed to ride the bike, I used to love the sensation of pedaling forward as fast as I could go. Then I would coast, and -- this being my first bike with a handbrake instead of a coaster brake -- spin the pedals backwards with my feet. In my recurring dream however, I was able to pedal forwards as fast as I wanted, but could not coast and spin the pedals backwards. I tried and tried in my dream, but I just could not manage to do it.

I thought about the frustration and desperation of this dream many times during wakeful hours, sometimes even waking up at night and not being able to return to sleep. I began to see this dream as a road block to my progress, my accomplishment,

10:34AM PDT on Oct 6, 2012

cool quiz my dad took this and he got almost all of them correct

8:30PM PDT on Oct 5, 2012

drams are amazing, I wish so bad that my dreams could be translated into little movies that I could watch once I wake up

9:34AM PDT on Sep 17, 2012

I love dreams...

7:10AM PDT on Sep 10, 2012

Dreams is a topic that fascinates man. It has its own language which people ages ago tried to interpret as a guidance. Remember Joseph in the bible- he interpreted dreams with very important results. Dreams can be precognitive as well. For anyone interested in dreams and dreaming, a journal is very important. Begs the question- what do you do with dreams in your journal from years gone by?
Thank you for this article.

9:58AM PDT on Sep 5, 2012

I did pretty good. I remember my dreams almost every night. And I even remember having up to 10 dreams in one night, all about different things.

9:35PM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

I dream nightly and wake up remembering them. Also in vivid colors. I agree with John S. this was way too long to browse through. I also answered correctly 6.

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