Our brain constructs dreams from our memories that are present in everyday life, but some people often find it difficult to remember their dreams.

Below are the reasons why we don't remember our dreams, from stress to waking up too quickly:


Research has shown that stress not only disrupts and shortens the REM sleep phase, but also increases the number of awakenings during the night.

Both can make it difficult for you to remember what you dreamed.


It is important to avoid foods that disturb sleep, such as fatty and fried foods, spicy foods, citrus fruits, but carbonated beverages.


Trauma is similar to stress, but much more intense.

It can easily lead to insomnia, but also to the complete suppression of the memory of dreams in an attempt to forget the painful nightmares as soon as possible - reports KP.

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It is recommended to avoid caffeine, nicotine, alcohol and marijuana before going to bed because they all disturb sleep.

Although it seems that, for example, alcohol contributes to falling asleep faster, it actually disrupts sleep in the second half of the night when the alcohol is digested.

Certain drugs

According to sleep expert and NYU professor Girardin Jean-Louis, "some medications can affect the REM sleep cycle or cause nightmares."

Sleep disorders

Everything from insomnia to sleep apnea and narcolepsy can negatively affect the REM sleep cycle.

Waking up too early

According to psychologist and dream expert Rubin Najman, waking up too soon can make you forget what you dreamed.

He says that the period of a kind of dizziness, the extraordinary hybrid state in which you wake up from sleep, is excellent for remembering what you dreamed.

Not paying attention

Author and lucid dreaming expert Robert Wagoner once mentioned that some people are simply more interested in their dreams than others.

And, if something doesn't interest you, you won't even pay attention to it, writes

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