The 10 Best Dream Journals

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This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in June of 2018. Whether you're familiar with Sigmund Freud's theories of dream interpretation or simply want to explore your own subconscious to better understand real life, these journals, most of which contain helpful prompts, allow anyone to adopt the habit of recording their dreams as soon as they wake up. The choices are ranked by quality of visual design and level of information and inspiration provided. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Strange Dreams

2. BookFactory Diary

3. Knock Knock Journal

Editor's Notes

May 27, 2020:

There is no doubt that dreams are fascinating, and if you want to delve further into their meanings, or simply record what transpires in your nightly visions, there are no better options that the dream journals on this list.

If you want your journal to reflect the strangeness your subconscious mind conjures, Strange Dreams is an obvious choice. It has a meter at the top that prompts you to rate the weirdness of your most recent reverie, as well as space for both visual and written notes.

Those who prefer something with a very structured approach, will want to consider the BookFactory Diary, the Knock Knock Journal, or A Beginner's Guided Dream Diary. Each of these has dedicated sections for recording and reflecting on what you experienced while slumbering. The Knock Knock Journal also has check boxes for the prevalent emotion felt during the dream and whether or not you have had the same one before, while the BookFactory Diary prompts you to write down the characters, locations, primary themes, emotions, and even more mundane facts like the time you went to sleep and whether or not you ate soon before doing so.

If you want to learn more about common images and symbols in dreams and how to analyze your experiences, the Dreamer's Journal: An Illustrated Guide to the Subconscious, The Dreaming I, Finally Understand Your Subconscious, and A Beginner's Guided Dream Diary are good choices. The latter two also have information and tips on how to begin lucid dreaming, something that, according to some sleep experts, setting your alarm clock for the middle of the night might help you attain.

Special Honors

Ted Baker Elennie Dream Journal With its beautiful shooting star graphics on the cover, prominent branding, and elegant script, the Ted Baker Elennie makes a great gift for anyone in your life who is interested in recording their nighttime reveries. It has sections for long-term and short-term dreams, a dream index, as well as detailed usage instructions for those new to the practice.

Baronfig Wander Dream Journal The Baronfig Wander Dream Journal features a cloth-bound hardcover that not only makes it quite durable, but also makes it more attractive than basic paperback options. Each spread is split into three sections: recall, visualize, and interpret, to help your remember and understand what transpired during your slumber.

4. Daily Doodle Diary

5. Dreamer's Journal: An Illustrated Guide to the Subconscious

6. The Dreaming I

7. Finally Understand Your Subconscious

8. Keep Track Books Journal

9. A Beginner's Guided Dream Diary

10. LightBurst Media Dream Journal

Brett Dvoretz
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