How to Re-Enter a Dream When it’s Just Too Good to End


How to re-enter a dream

Have you ever woken up from a dream and wished you could jump right back in?  I know I have!  Especially when I was in the middle of wonderful dream or when I woke up before it ended.  Fortunately, it is possible to re-enter a dream.

If you want to re-enter a dream, here’s what to do:

1.  Don’t Move

Stay in the same position you were in when you woke up.  Movement disrupts REM sleep and leads to forgetting your dreams.  To avoid this, don’t move when you wake up from your dream.

2. Return to Sleeping Position

If you’ve already moved, return to the position you were in when you woke up.  Being in the same physical position will help with continuity and increase your chances of re-entering a dream.  If you don’t know what position you were in, return to the position that you usually sleep in.

3. Close Your Eyes

Close your eyes, as if you hadn’t woken up.  You are going back to sleep and attempting to immediately re-enter the REM cycle you just left.

4. Recapture the Feelings

Recall how the dream felt and return to that feeling state.  If you were having a pleasant dream, feel how wonderful it was to be in the dream.  Hold on to those feelings as you continue to the next step.

5. Focus on Your Dream

With your eyes still closed, bring up an image from the last dream scene you remember.  What were you dreaming about – a person, an experience, a specific location?

Allow the images to take form in your mind.   Do not try to control them, just allow them to appear.  If you cannot remember the last scene, recall whatever part of the dream you can.  Allow yourself to be swept back into your dream.

6. Repeat a Mantra

As you drift back into the dream world, tell yourself that you will re-enter a dream.  Use whatever phrase makes sense to you.  It could be something like, “I will now re-enter my dream,” or “I am back in my dream.”  Keep the phrase short and repeat it in your mind as you continue to focus on the dream images.

7. Spin

If you are having trouble re-entering you dream, use this simple trick for increasing dream clarity in lucid dreams: Spin.  Imagine yourself spinning around and around.  Feel yourself spinning – like you are actually spinning in your physical body.  This helps you block out other mental stimuli by occupying your mind with something else.  This can amplify your ability to re-enter a dream.

8. Believe

Belief is powerful.  You get what you expect so it’s important to believe that you can re-enter a dream.  If you have re-entered dreams in the past, you know from experience that is possible. If you did it once, you can do it again.  If this is something you have never done before, know this:  I have re-entered dreams and so have many others.  If we can re-enter a dream, so can you  :)

9. If you can’t re-enter a dream:  Use Your Imagination

If you are not able to re-enter a dream this time, don’t worry.  It takes practice to learn a new skill.  Use your imagination to create your own ending to the dream.  Fantasize about what you want to happen in your dream.  Experience the dream as a day-dream or controlled fantasy.  It’s your imagination: create whatever you desire.

It’s your turn, Dreamer

Have you ever tried to re-enter a dream?  What was the dream and how did dream re-entry work for you?  Share your stories and experiences in the comments below.

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  1. I have been trying this for a long time. If you place your hand or your knuckle of your hand onnending your temple you will always have dreams depending on which side ”left or right.I can get into a dream 3 times.hummed is can a person go farther. In their thoughts.let me know the pressure on the temple will open some crazy things while you sleep

    • Question being ;any methods of getting back into dreams’ no drugs involved.I think the mind has the ability to do so

      • I hadn’t heard of the method you described for re-entering a dream. I’ll have to try it and see how it works for me. Yes, I agree that the mind has the ability to get back into a dream without any drugs – our minds are very powerful. Active imagination and listening to drumming are other methods I’ve used to re-enter dreams after some time has passed.

        Happy Dreaming,

  2. Okay I have been having series of dreams and I am having a hard time understanding them, it’s been about seven days now since I have been having these dreams . Its like an on going tv show.. I can rememer them vividly, i just dont understsnd what its trying to trll me. I seem to always wake up feeling very emotional and spiritually and emotionally drained. The dreams are not scary dreams, more or less weird. Its always the same people in the dream and sometimes it’s even a new face or a new person I have never seen before in my life, can someone please help me understand how to control the dreams or tell me what the dream is trying to relay to me.

    • First thing I recommend is write your dreams down. To really understand them you need to capture as much detail as you can. I recommend keeping a journal or notebook beside your bed and write down everything you can remember as soon as you wake up from the dreams.

      Happy Dreaming,

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  4. I’ve noticed I’ve had success re-entering dream states when I roll my eyes back and focus on the image infront of me. Obviously you want to be as relaxed as possible, but I’ve had moments where I’d wake up, check the time on my phone, take a deep breathe and focus myself back into a dream.

    • Awesome! That’s great. Thanks so much for sharing your technique!

      ~ Amy xo

  5. hey .. i want to ask something i just tried to re enter my dream and i lost the ability to move my body , i heard noise in my ear and my teeth hurt so i just stopped .. that`s all happened while i was still Conscious is it normal ?

    • It sounds like you experienced sleep paralysis. This happens when your body is still “asleep” and your mind is awake – you get caught in a sort of in-between state. There’s nothing abnormal about this, it’s biology. If it continues and becomes a problem, you might want to look deeper into it and learn how to stop it.