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  1. #1 would being concious of your dreams change your dreams? 
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    I've always wondered.

    there is a site dreampaw.com where people share dreams, but i wonder what happens when to when you sleep after you start logging your dreams?


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    Lucid dreaming increases in such a situation.

    Are you a bot, a troll, or a youngster?


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    i'm not a bot or a troll.. but i guess i am new to the site

    so you're saying if i log my dreams they become clearer?
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    ztee - He asked because you've created 3 threads on roughly the same topic and shared the same URL in each of them. It seems like spam, which is really annoying.

    However, I don't think that's what you intended, just that you're still learning, so will give you the benefit of the doubt.


    There is a lot which can be done with dreams. Writing down your dreams each time you wake up is a very good way to train your mind to remember them. Have a journal beside your bed with a pen and write down every detail you can remember the moment you wake up. You will get better at remembering them as you continue this.

    As you train your mind like this (I guess you're training your memory really, but you get my point), you will also become more "conscious" of yourself in the dream state. You will slowly become more aware that you are dreaming and be more capable of consciously directing the dream content. This is known as lucid dreaming.

    If you are curious about these topics, I would try to avoid a lot of the random websites which are out there and start with simple references like wikipedia. You might also explore university websites, or those with .edu in the URL.

    Feel free to keep asking questions, and trying to learn what others think and know on this topic. However, be aware that people who join a site and offer the same URL in their first three posts (which are also new discussion threads) come across as a spammer and maybe will receive responses which are less than welcoming.

    Cheers.
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    thank you.. i was just unclear as to where to post my post since this forum is so big

    i will try researching online i guess. is there no definitive place to learn this kind of thing?

    is it possible to study dreams at university?
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    Absolutely. This scientific study of dreams is called Oneirology.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oneirology


    More information here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucid_dream


    If you want to study at university, though, I would probably look into domains like cognition, or neurophysiology, and things like that. These are much more rooted in empiricism and research. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ztee
    would being concious of your dreams change your dreams?
    It can, yes. I've been practicing lucid dreaming for about a decade, and knowing you are dreaming usually does impact the course of the dream, whether consciously (you will the dream to change some way) or unconsciously. In fact, realizing you are dreaming (while in a dream) is enough for most novices to wake up.
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