How often do adults recall their dreams?

  title={How often do adults recall their dreams?},
  author={Steve Herman and W D Shows},
  journal={International journal of aging & human development},
  volume={18 4},
The question of age changes in frequency of dream recall was addressed in a questionnaire survey of 295 collage-educated men and women aged seventeen to seventy. Dream recall was found to be maximal for men and women alike during the college years, with a subsequent decline to a much lower level in the forties and beyond. The drop in recall frequency is paralleled by a declining interest in, and valuation of, dreaming among middle-aged and older adults.