How do I get my weird dreams back?
July 9, 2009 6:52 AM Subscribe
How can I get my weird dreams back?
posted by aliasless to Grab Bag (48 answers total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
I love sleeping and I love dreaming. For most of my life, I've had extremely vivid, highly symbolic, and often nonsense dreams, which I have enjoyed immensely, even the bad ones. I have a huge dream journal, and occasionally have had significant personal realizations from my dreams. I've even dreamt lucidly a few times.
Starting around the beginning of the year, my dreams have become more and more pedestrian. Now, instead of spending the night riding a giant seahorse to the potato moon of the dog star planet, I end up dreaming that I am about to go overdue on a bill, or that my passive-aggressive neighbor left a note on my door. That type of thing is pretty much all I dream about now.
How do I get the weirdness back into my dream-life? So far I've tried creative writing exercises, a spontaneous vacation, and even a dose of hallucinogenic drugs, none of which have had a noticeable effect on my dreams. I'm a perfectly healthy male in my late 20's, in climate zone 8b.