I Wish I Could Choose What To Dream About Before I Go To Bed

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    The Dream Buffet

    I've feel this way ever since I was a kid- wishing that I could choose my dreams (at least the general topic) before I fall asleep. There have been some occasions where lucid dreaming is possible but for whatever the reason it just isn't quite as good as picking the topic first...
    Linxer Linxer
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2010

    How amazing would this be?

    Might even get more than four hours of sleep.
    Sicarium Sicarium
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 19

    I would dream about him most nights.

    8 hours of wonderful bliss before I return back to this dreaded nightmare called life
    krazykaylove krazykaylove
    22-25, F
    Sep 25, 2014

    Honestly wish I could,

    I'd dream of them more frequently if I could, but then again. I like how my dreams are usually somewhat cryptic or of the sort so I'd just like dreams that can make me wonder about them for the next few days
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    16-17, M
    Oct 11, 2015

    I would revisit all of my old dream spots

    and the old friends I had in those dreams. I said goodbye before I plunged into hell and I miss them. I would so dream about my other dreamworlds too like MLP and star fox and I would be a pro skater every night. I would even have a yu yu hakisho world too
    XxRazorbladeRomancexX XxRazorbladeRomancexX
    22-25, M
    Aug 22, 2015

    you .. kind of .. can .

    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle
    36-40, T
    Jan 31

    I am able to do that every night

    and it's a little theory that I've been working on its called R.E.M.M (rapid eye movement manipulation) you finally are asleep when you get into rapid eye movement so before you fall asleep you can manipulate it
    smitlord smitlord
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 11

    This would make sleeping

    that much more enjoyable than it already is. Whenever I can get it that is. Problem that wld occur though is I wld never wanna wake. Hmmmm?
    Sugasug Sugasug
    41-45, M
    Sep 15, 2015

    Because if I could I wouldn't have had this

    dream last night. I was at a lake house, somewhere out in the middle of no where. It was storming, my children were gathered by the window watching and counting how long between the thunder and the lightning when they noticed a car stopped on the other side of the road in front...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2015

    Glad I Chose You ...!!!

    I saw you across a crowded room. Among all the others that were there, The lights seemed to shine down on you alone. I knew then I had to have you for my own. Willingly, you came with me to my home. From the car, I carried you and threw open the door. Looking...
    smartlove007 smartlove007
    41-45, M
    Feb 25, 2013

    I sure wish I could do that.

    That way i can zone out of everything else and have a good dream that will give me a good night sleep. I don't want nightmares ruining my sleep.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 25, 2015

    That would be amazing.

    I would enjoy sleeping so much more. Plus I could fly and do stuff in my dreams. Awesomeeeee
    Kezio Kezio
    13-15, M
    Aug 22, 2015

    To dream a dream is to awaken your inner self.

    Your wants, your desires, your passions are given life.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 29, 2014

    I know dreaming is supposed to involve the deep

    subconscious mind, but I wish I could understand it better. It would be nice if I had some control over it. Every dream I wake up remembering is normally so weird that I can't figure out why I dreamed it. The ones that are very normal almost always lead to dajavo several days...
    fourcrazyccats fourcrazyccats
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2014
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 16

    Lucid dreaming And individual capable of

    controlling their dreams. They say it's best if you record down your dreams. And you have to realize reality vs dreaming. So like numbers being blurry in a dream. Or write something on your hand and if you don't see it in the dream your dreaming something like that. It can be...
    blahblahblahxoxo blahblahblahxoxo
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    Wouldn't that be great?

    It would be like having my own free cinema in my head! Lie down in bed and pick some subjects to dream about! That might make me get to bed at a sensible time as well :p
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2015

    So I can relive every sexual dream I've ever

    had... they always ended well, but I never finished!!! LMFAO!!!
    KingMarcray37 KingMarcray37
    22-25, M
    Jun 21, 2015

    I had a dream last night about a woman.

    The wife of someone I know. A woman I never really thought of before. But in the dream we were at a house party and we just sat on a couch and talked. When I woke up I remembered every word, every seductive glance and every playful touch. I wonder if it will see her differently...
    btorn btorn
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2015

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    manusundr manusundr
    46-50, M
    Aug 22, 2015
    ksbobmst ksbobmst
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jan 29

    That would be awesome to

    not only choose what you dream about but to also have complete control of your dream if that were the case the sky would be the limit in your dreams anyway.
    bioshock22 bioshock22
    31-35, F
    Aug 21, 2015

    Wouldn't that be great,

    ,,,,,,,,,I'd never wanna get up haaaa
    deleted deleted
    Aug 1, 2015
    lovelymaskedbeauty lovelymaskedbeauty
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2015

    If i vould do this i think i would hsve a MUCH

    MUCH better life. or i would wana sleep 24/7 lol
    deleted deleted
    Aug 21, 2015

    I always thought of it like this.

    .. I go to bed hold a remote control and choose a dream then when I fall asleep I dream of what I chose hehe
    20ShadesOfBlue 20ShadesOfBlue
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 1, 2015

    Suffering from really disturbing nightmares of

    late, wish I could sleep & not dream at all...
    selina1986 selina1986
    26-30, F
    Feb 1

    I do this accidentally sometimes (lucid dream);

    but never when Im trying to do it
    silenteyes200421 silenteyes200421
    22-25, F
    Sep 15, 2015

    Last night i dreamed

    that my boyfriend was taking away my virginity. I was bleeding a lot. And then I had another dream where he lied to me about where he was. And then when he found out that I found out he was lying, he started apologising and trying to make up excuses after excuses. What I...
    physatics physatics
    Apr 10

    I fight my sleep night

    after night, I am mentally drained and emotionally, and physically exhausted. It seems this fight I put up about closing my eyes at night has gotten worse over the last several months or so. I can't help but wonder if it has anything to do with seeing your face when I close my...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 17, 2015

    I barely ever have nightmares.

    What I do get are the most bizarre, weird, fvcked-up dreams in the history of human existence. I also remember bits and pieces of my dreams. So I'd like to be able to choose my dreams - because my average dream leaves me disturbed as heck in the morning.
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    13-15, T
    1 Response Apr 17

    I'd love to choose what I dream about

    rather than the dreams that I have sometimes. I wish I could avoid all the troubling dreams, like the ones that wake me up and cause me to have a restless sleep. It's a pointless wish, but that's what I want!
    Hannah1100 Hannah1100
    13-15, F
    Feb 20

    Everyday I dream about you,

    but I don't want to. I want to forget about you! But it's kind of hard to when I get sudden reminders of you. Can someone please help me? How do I get my ex out of my dreams? I need to let go of him and let him remain a memory.
    kelsey9317 kelsey9317
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2014

    If I had the ability to choose my dreams

    before I fell asleep, I would choose to relive some of the events from my childhood. Good memories, or bad. I could go back to ten years ago and have christmas at my old and most memorable home. I could go back to when my brothers and I (children at the time) would have our...
    JWW51190 JWW51190
    18-21, M
    Jan 4

    I had a dream last night

    that I really wanted to go swimming in the deep end of a pool, knowing full well I didn't know how to swim in waking life or in the dream. Lol
    Meimac Meimac
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2015

    When I am going to sleep I always think very

    much on something where I want to dream about. That´s the best way to choose the own dreams!
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 6, 2015

    If I could choose i'd dream about an adventure

    every night. I'd do the things i'll never be able to when i'm awake.
    AdonisahRepealed AdonisahRepealed
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 16

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