📔 Keep a dream journal. As you begin to notice the patterns and locations that recur, your dreams will begin to take on a new level of intensity.
🛌 According to the American Psychiatric Association, sleep position can also play a role in how you dream. Snoring can interrupt dreams, so sleeping on your back puts you at a disadvantage. Stomach sleepers report the most vivid dreams, and right-side sleepers have fewer nightmares than those who sleep on their left.
🧘 A brief meditation of 5 - 10 minutes at bedtime can clear the mind of negative thoughts, which is important because a calmer mind leads to better dream recall in the morning.
💤 Try lucid dreaming. It’s not just for controlling your dreamscape — it’s also a great practice for remembering the details of your dreams.
🍌 Hunger while you sleep can disrupt dreaming, so have a light snack before bed — nuts or a banana are ideal.
🌹 Aromas like rose, lilac and lavender can subliminally trigger a more positive emotional state, leading to better dreams.
🐟 One study has linked vitamin B6 to the ability to recall dreams. Fish, liver, poultry, soy, starchy vegetables and non-citrus fruits are all great natural sources.
💭 Your intention also plays a role. Your thought processes just prior to sleep have an influence on what you dream, so as you drift off, tell yourself that you will have good dreams.