Or should I say, when you are most aware of your emotions or most susceptible to them, are you likely to remember more dreams?
My recall has been pretty damn terrible lately. Pretty much before and during the course of the whole LC. It would only be on certain nights where I would stimulate myself in some way. I’ve been pretty mellow and content and more and more so, emotions were simply things that gave me information/direction on problems. I’ve mostly acknowledged them rather than really experience them. For the last few days I’ve been especially upset, and wouldn’t you know it? My recall has improved suddenly without effort.
It would make sense since dreams can be largely emotional in content or that they’re more likely to respond to our emotions in incubation or dream control. This would also explain why people with depression either suffer in recall (they go emotionally numb) or the recall spikes (they are especially sad)… this based on what I’ve seen in myself and others, anyway. (Well, when it’s not affecting your ability to sleep well, anyway. In which case, recall could suffer).
So, opinions? Have you noticed any effect on recall when you were especially emotional good/bad?