Dream Diary just help you to remember the dreams.(Original post by zeropoint)
I started keeping a dream diary, although is there any concensus on how detailed they should be? Is the idea of them just to get in to the habit of actually remembering the dreams, or so you can identify patterns in dreams you you can recognise when you're dreaming?
So far my only lucid moments are in nightmares when I realise I want out, so wake up. :P
In terms of how detailed it should be, it depends how many dreams you have each night.
If you have very little dreams or they are very short, then write EVERYTHING you can remember. The colours, shapes, what happened etc.
Each little detail is important. Writing it all down will certainly will improve your memory.
One you start getting more dreams which are more complex, you can stop writing the details down as it would just take too much time to do it.
Recognising dream patterns is just another way of getting an LD.
If you want to look for the dream patterns then keep writing the details till you find it. In my opinion it's not worth it, especially as there are many (IMO more efficient) methods of getting lucid dreams without wasting your time in the morning to write every single detail of the dream.
If I was you I'd start with the WBTB method. Many people say that it's working best for them (And I have to agree). WILD if also very efficient but it's way harder.
Anyway, if you google LD then you'll get many websites and forums with tips from more experienced people
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