• Question: why can we not remember our dreams most of the times?

    Asked by AM to Hugh, James, Katherine, Matt, Shannon on 8 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Hugh J. Byrne

      Hugh J. Byrne answered on 8 Nov 2017:

      I am not sure! We are not conscious – do we remember our daydreams? I always remember a dream if I am trying to read something in it…… then I become conscious that, in order to read something… I essentially have to write it … in my head, in my dream!

    • Photo: Katherine Benson

      Katherine Benson answered on 8 Nov 2017:

      I’m not really sure! Some scientists think that how quickly you wake up or what happens just after you wake up might influence whether or not you remember your dreams!

    • Photo: Matthew Flood

      Matthew Flood answered on 8 Nov 2017:

      If we can’t remember our dreams, did we even dream them in the first place??
      Hmmm… I know that the dreams we do remember occur towards the end of your sleep, just before you wake up.