While sleep is essential for health, both mentally and physically, there are additional ways we can get even more enjoyment out of it.
Water and salt play an important role in helping us both have better sleep, better dream experiences and (drum roll please) to be able to have total recall of your dreams.
In interviewing patients on this topic, people fall into a few categories.
Some complain that they never dream.They do dream but they do not have any recall. Everyone dreams. It is how our brains process and (in computer terms, defrag) the information that we took in during the day.
Some remember or recall some dreams some of the time.
Some do not want to have dream recall.They do not what to know what they dreamed.
Some have bad dreams.
We hypothesize that bad dreams could be due to, among other things, toxic chemical buildup in our bodies. Among the healthiest people and people who did not have any guilt, we found no evidence of bad dreams. If you are doing things that cause a guilty conscious, well, we did not research your group. We worked on the premise that most people are good, they just have bad software operating in their brains.
Some people have awesome dreams. Perhaps most of us actually have awesome dreams but do not remember them.
Then there is unique group of people who guide their dreams and are able to have them as their own nighttime cinema experience. You can learn more about this on sites that talk about lucid dreaming. They also have very good dream recall.
You can recall tonight's dreams tomorrow. It's a simple trick with water.
"I did this and it was amazing. I remembered everything. It all came back, flooding my mind with vivid images of what I had dreamed last night."--Nathan H
First: Thirty to 45 minutes before you go to sleep, drink 10% your body weight in ounces of water. Unless you otherwise should not, take about 1/8th teaspoon of unprocessed salt per 16 ounces of water (table salt will work but not as good) and dissolve it on the tip end of your tongue. Do not rinse.
The unprocessed salt tastes much better and because it has minerals, it buffers the salt so it will not burn like table salt will.
NOTE: If you feel a really bad burning sensation, go ahead and either spit and rinse it out or rinse it down. Some people who do not have enough salt will get this response.
ALSO: If you get light headed on taking the salt (because you are deficient), rinse and spit the salt out. You can also put a tsp of sugar on the center of your tongue to help. Then only start out with the smallest amount of salt.
When ready to go to bed:
1) Get a thermal cup or insulated cup. Fill it with ice. Put about a sip of water in it.
2) Set it by your bed. Make sure and put a coaster under it so that the condensation does not ruin your furniture.
3) Once in bed, take a sip of the ice cold water. Then go to sleep.
4) On awaking tomorrow, before you get up, take a sip of the ice water that has melted in the cup overnight.
You will have total dream recall.
Your entire night of dreams will flash before you. It is that simple.
There are many healthy reasons for drinking water before sleep.
The biggest concern is having to get up in the middle of the night. This is why we need unprocessed salt with its many minerals. These help the water get to the cellular level, allowing the body to heal. The cells can store the water if they have the electrolytes to get the water into them.
"After drinking 32 ounces (of water) before bed and taking 1/4 tsp of salt, I just knew I would have to get up in the middle of the night. I was going to call you at 3 AM and tell you how this just did not work. But something incredible happened. For the first time in 10 years, I did not have to get up to go to the bathroom. I slept all night.
I'm sold on the Water Cures. I will be doing it for the rest of my life."
---Name withheld by request
Note: This was a 354 lb man. We have a few almost identical testimonials like this. Do not drink more than 32 ounces in any 2 hour time period.
Will you hack your brain and get total dream recall tonight?
Give it a try. Do it tonight. This is a variation of the Water Cures ProtocolWhile some are concerned with the extra salt, unless there is a medical reason you should not eat salt at all, this has Less salt than a saline IV.
So try it tonight. Let us know. Post on Face Book or post right here and let us know how it works for you. Give us a share. Give us a G+ or Tweet. Lets let everyone know about this and lets make the world a bit better.