If you don't remember your dreams, you are not alone. Every time I begin a workshop on dreams, someone always says, "I never dream. Or else I don't remember them." Others say they sometimes have a vague sense they have been dreaming, or they may even have a momentary flash memory of a dream. Either way, everything vanishes by the time they are full awake and pull themselves out of bed.
If you are interested in working with your dreams, obviously this is a problem, but usually a solvable one. Understand that it is highly unlikely that you really don't dream. Not so long ago dream experts told us that everyone enters the altered state of consciousness we call dreaming. Now some sleep scientists postulate that there may be rare cases in which a person doesn't dream. I suggest that for now you assume that you aren't one of those rare people. And even if you are, you can still try some of the suggestions in this chapter for working with the dreamlike images of your own choosing.
Typically the problem in dream recall lies in bridging that gap between dream consciousness and normal waking consciousness. You have probably already read some of the following suggestions, since they appear in many books on dreams. I too will name them briefly, get enough sleep..........., when you do wake up, don't immediately leap out of bed..........., record your dreams before getting up........., eliminate heavy foods and alcohol the evening before you want to remember a dream........, trying sleeping alone occasionally........., minimize stress.........
If you would like to read more you can do so in The Chocolate-Covered Umbrella..Discovering
Your Dreamcode..by Tilda Norberg