Prepping your mind to remember your dreams is essential for dream recollection, but you must remember to prep your body as well. Dr. Patricia Garfield suggests that the position of your body during dreams is essential to recollecting them.
For instance, if you typically sleep on your right side but wake up on your left side and can't seem to remember your dreams, slowly roll over on to your opposite sleeping position and lie there for a moment. Usually, the dream comes fluttering back and you can start to remember events and instances within it.
Adapted from 500 Dreams Interpreted, © 2009 Publications International, Ltd.