Remembering Or Forgetting Dreams

What Causes Forgetting Dreams?

Forgetting dreams can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'needs attention'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose forgetting dreams, we could:
  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "forgetting dreams" as a symptom.  Here are six possibilities:
  • Low Melatonin
  • Liver Congestion
  • Pyroluria
  • DMAE Need
  • Vitamin B6 Need
  • Vitamin B-Complex Need

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
partial aspartame/neotame avoidance
Heberden's nodes
itchy skin
water retention before menstruation
being a recovered alcoholic
high sensitivity to bright light
moderate right lumbar pain
depression with some fatigue
allergy to chemicals
diminished perspiration
current birth control pill use
occasional runny nose
... and more than 60 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of forgetting dreams:
Cause Probability Status
Vitamin B-Complex Need 96% Confirm
Low Melatonin 73% Possible
Pyroluria 18% Unlikely
Liver Congestion 2% Ruled out
Vitamin B6 Need 2% Ruled out
DMAE Need 2% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Sleep Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about remembering or forgetting dreams:
Do you remember your dreams when you wake up?
Possible responses:
→ I almost always remember my dreams clearly
→ Average - sometimes I remember / don't know
→ I almost always forget them quickly
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either remembering dreams or forgetting dreams, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
DMAE Requirement

DMAE causes dreams to become more lucid/vivid.

Low Melatonin Level

Low melatonin levels can cause poor dream recall.