Thursday, March 27, 2014
I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night
Some readers might remember the 1966 psychedelic tune by the Electric Prunes called "I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night). This title could very well describe the way my dream life has been of late. My sleep life has been filled with dreams of late--so many dreams that it's been difficult to keep up with them. I'll have an extremely vivid dream about one thing or another and think to myself upon awakening, "I need to remember this dream".
Since the dream memories have been so strong in many cases, I think that I will remember the dreams until I write them down. Unfortunately I've been lax in writing these dreams down and of course as typically will happen I forget them.
There have been a few mornings when I've even recounted the dreams of the previous night to my wife. This action should have been sufficient to remember at least some of those dreams, but there are none that I can now recall.
Part of the problem has probably been the abundance of the dreams. There are so many that they all melt together into some collective subconscious repository of dream memory and would be very difficult to now sort out. Other than a few trace memories concerning the nature of some of the content, the dreams themselves have been forgotten.
It's a case of too much dreaming and not enough recording the dream memory.
Do you ever have times when you dream more than you normally would? How does an abundance of sleep dreams affect your waking life? What is your best method of retaining dream memory?
Next post will be on Tuesday April 1st when this blog begins the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. During the month I will be posting about some of my favorite films that evoke the feeling of dreams or are about dreaming. I hope you'll join me!