That is probably hard to explain. I may not really understand it too. It asks of the person's ability to recall and of the stages of sleep related to brain activity. Dreaming occurs in stage 5 known as REM sleep. It is naturally followed by returning to stage two.
Pretty much if you awaken in stage 5 you will have a higher probability of dream recall (Portion) as you were actually dreaming at that point. But, since we awaken kinda' progressively only that portion of dreaming at the edge of awareness between consciousness and sub-consciousness will be recalled. When fully conscious you are now aware of environment and have usage of working/short term memory or only fragments of the dream that were imprinted.
If awakened naturally moving from stage 5 (1 hour) to stage two (lasts 20 minutes?) you can say the dream is long gone and now buried in long term memory. To be 'easily' recalled from memory it needs to be imprinted in some way. Dreams are not really imprinted since there really is no conscious awareness. They are experienced.
maybe because you don't want to remember it
Sometimes, I had good dreams but when I wake up, I just couldn't remember at all what was it all about.
however bad dreams always linger on for years.
Up to now, I still remember the bad dream of my 1st kitty being chased by a witch
by VampireAlice5 years ago
im not dreaming and i dont know why
by Peeples4 years ago
Is there a cause for this type of dreaming or sleep stage?I often spend entire nights waking up from dreams to just fall right back in them when I go back to sleep. Is there a name for this type of dreaming? What causes...
by Devanni6 years ago
Hello there.The reason I ask is that I've been diagnosed with a condition of which one of the symptoms is poor dream recall. More importantly, the improvement of dream recall is used to determine the effectiveness...
by Alem Belton3 weeks ago
The "I can't move or talk" nightmare, what does it mean?Have you ever had the nightmare where something or someone is holding you down and no matter how hard you try, you cannot move, and when you try to...
by pinetreehugger2 months ago
What does it mean when you keep dreaming about dead people?
by ayaniv8 years ago
What are dreams?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.