If you awaken by alarm and need to leap out of bed to confront the day, you likely don't have the opportunity to give your dreams much regard. If you are fortunate to awaken very slowly, on your own time, you have the possibility to indulge in your dreams and explore your subconscious mind. Dreaming. The key is to allow yourself to EASE into consciousness from sleep state… giving plenty of dream-state dwell time, between the dream-state and coming to full consciousness, so you can fully dwell on your dreams, in your mind, and memorize them, before fully awakening and opening yI am seriously interested in dreams. We all have them. Do you awaken and quickly forget them? Do you work to remember them, record them. and process them? our eyes. The key is to totally to s-l-o-w d-o-w-n your transition between the sleepy dream-state and your open-your-eyes consciousness. Give yourself plenty of time to languish in that semi-conscious dream state before you fully awaken. Just drift in semi-consciousness, luxuriously floating around the mental concepts that you have been dreaming about. Keep yourself from coming awake quickly! I have what I call my “dream machine”, which is a very small, lightweight pillow kept right beside my head. As I begin to slowly awaken, (no alarms are involved in my awakening process) I draw the pillow over my head and face, when I start to awaken… the darkness and silence that this small pillow brings allows me to drift back into my semi-lucid dream state for some time, drifting back into dream-state, so that I can fully immerse my mind, memory, and thoughts into the dream I was just having, before I slowly allow myself to come back to consciousness. Then, I have enough memory of the dreams that I just had, to record them in my dream log, for subsequent processing. To fully benefit from this priceless access to your sub-conscious, that your dreams allow, you need to make some effort to enable the process of remembering the dreams. Awakening v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-ly, without any time urgency at all is key. Otherwise, the access to your sub-conscious, that your dreams allow, will quickly vaporize every morning, shortly after you awake. Are there any other dream-state aware folks here? To all, if you are fortunate enough to possibly allow the blessing of fully exploring your dreams... I so encourage you to do so. It comes with the blessing of having a very slow transition from dream-state to consciousness. If you can achieve this, you will learn so much about yourself, from your subconscious mind.