2. Exercise on a regular basis. When I first tried yoga, I was more impressed with my sleep than any changes to my body.
3. Avoid eating before bed...unless you like to be entertained by strange dreams. I will admit, sometimes I will eat cheese on purpose, just to spice up my night life.
4. Tell someone about your dream, preferably someone who enjoys hearing other people's dreams. It will help you process what happened in the dream, as well as make you a better storyteller.
5. Try interpreting your own dream. Check it against a book of dream symbols. Dream dictionaries are not always insightful but helpful for beginners. The more you interpret, the less you will rely on these books.
6. Focus on your recurring dreams. Every dream does not need to be interpreted. The most meaningful ones, I have found, are the ones that happen over and over. Someone is trying to tell you something!
7. If you are in the middle of a bad dream, try to change it. It is not always easy to control a dream, but sleep with the knowledge that it is possible. Stop running from that monster, or tell those annoying people to leave you alone.
8. To remember more dreams, set your alarm 15 minutes before you want to wake up. Return to sleep to enjoy some nice REM dreams that you will remember upon waking. I haven't intentionally tried this tip, which Sylvia Browne suggests in her Book of Dreams. As someone who presses "snooze" a lot, tho, I have experienced these little gems many times.
9. Help someone else interpret a dream. Like waking life, sometimes it is more obvious to an outsider what a dream might be about.
10. Dreams are parables, metaphors for life. Even if you wake up before a dream ends, consider the story. What was happening? How did you want it to end? What did you like or dislike about it? Use that information to inform your life.