We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Whether you’re familiar with Sigmund Freud’s famous theories of dream interpretation, or simply want to explore your own subconscious to better understand real life, these journals all contain some amount of structured prompts so that anyone can adopt the habit of recording their night visions as soon as they wake up. The choices are ranked by quality of visual design and degree of inspiration. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work.
10. Moito Publishing
The 100 worksheets in this book from Moito Publishing prompt you to record aspects of your phantasms that aren’t so obvious. Each one includes a checklist of possible emotions elicited, whether or not it’s recurring, and areas to write a description and an interpretation.
- Cute beach themed cover
- Helps you spot patterns over time
- Not enough open space for some
|4.2 / 5.0|
9. LightBurst Media
If you are artistically inclined, this pick published by LightBurst Media offers a unique, guided way to express your dreams visually. Each page is structured with space to both write and illustrate, and the vivid dragon cover acknowledges that nightmares can be beautiful.
- For comics or science fiction fans
- Five by eight inches in size
- Graphic design is remedial
|4.0 / 5.0|
8. Keep Track
With a magical moon cover, this choice from Keep Track is practical. Each two-page spread has ample space to jot down what you saw first so that you won’t forget, and then the opposite side has prompts for remembering and interpreting the visions your dozing mind conjured.
- Room to record up to 60 nights
- Perfect-bound paperback
- Dull font in the colorless interior
|3.5 / 5.0|
7. Workbook: A Beginner’s Guided Diary
For those who want to take control of their own mind’s resting cognitive function, Workbook: A Beginner’s Guided Diary contains exercises that teach users how to experience lucid night adventures. With room to record about 49 reveries, it introduces analysis methods, too.
- Good introduction to the art
- Can strengthen skills over time
- Format is too structured for some
|Workbook: A Beginner’s |
|3.9 / 5.0|
6. Finally Understand Your Subconscious
If you’re looking for a bit more background before you dive into a report-and-interpret regimen Finally Understand Your Subconscious not only has daily pages for jotting but also several chapters that explain analysis concepts and a symbol dictionary with over 101 entries.
- Covers working toward lucid control
- Helps readers remember better
- Writing is not very in-depth
|Finally Understand Your|
|4.4 / 5.0|
5. Daily Doodle
Kids don’t have to wait to begin transcribing their slumber-induced adventures in this Daily Doodle book. For those with nascent vocabularies, the simple cues are written in a large font and decorated by star and moon graphics, and there’s an extra-big space for drawing.
- Over 100 prompted pages
- Good size for small hands
- Has a nameplate at the beginning
|3.9 / 5.0|
4. Robin Spielberg
Concert pianist Robin Spielberg has created this aide for remembering and contemplating: a mix of blank and unlined pages, with quotes about night visions by famous figures. Plus, there’s an accompanying CD of relaxing solo music by the author available for free online.
- Paperback construction
- Thoughtful and inspiring prompts
- Eight by eight inches in size
|3.9 / 5.0|
3. Knock Knock
Capture the images your unconscious mind invents with the help of this graphically-savvy edition from Knock Knock. Each two-page spread encourages you to record, draw, classify, and reflect, although realistically, there’s only enough space to write CliffsNotes for each.
- Attached ribbon bookmark
- Has theme and emotion checklists
- Contains 128 pages
|4.9 / 5.0|
2. BookFactory Diary
With instructions at the beginning and an open notes section at the end, the attractive, spiral-bound BookFactory Diary provides a lot of space and prompts for documenting nightly themes, characters, locations, and even practical data such as what time you went to bed.
- Nice star graphics on interior pages
- Thick and durable translucent cover
- Made in the usa
|4.6 / 5.0|
1. Strange Dreams
Named after something we all have, Strange Dreams is by illustrator Andy J. Miller. Features include a meter at the top of each entry for measuring weirdness, space to devise a title, and graphic scenes of cute alien characters scattered throughout this 160-page charmer.
- Quirky design and approach
- Includes area for visual notes
- Published by an established press
|4.0 / 5.0|