I’ve been trying to record my dreams for a while, on and off, and have noticed something odd that happens fairly consistently. I keep a recorder by my bed. As I start to awaken early in the night, I will be aware of a dream that I was having. But as I regain full awareness of my surroundings, the dream will make less and less sense, to the point where I cannot express in words what was going on when I actually attempt to record it.
It is not that I simply have trouble remembering the dream – it is that I lose the ability to comprehend it!
It is as if my dream consists of unrelated ideas and concepts that are randomly jumbled together but somehow have relationships to each other that make perfect sense in the dream state of consciousness. Very hard to describe what I mean…but it is as if verbs could serve as nouns and numbers can work as verbs and all rules of logic are out the window – that sort of craziness.
As the night goes on, my dreams become normal.
Anyone ever experienced what I am talking about?