I thought of this when I was going to sleep last night as I had a vivid dream on Monday night. In my dream I was on train, travelling abroad (no idea where) on a cliff top on the coast when suddenly the train started speeding out of control. I was sitting next to the window when the train derailed and plummeted towards the ocean. Really vivd and actually a little terrifying, although I woke up before I hit the water (inevitably).
Sometimes I have extremely vivid dreams which I can visualise and remember quite clearly and in detail. My dreams can be really bonkers or scary and sometimes hysterically funny. I entertain my family occasionally with tales of the dreams I’ve had. I wish I could record some of them and play them back. Perhaps not this one.
The answer is we all dream but although scientists have researched it, nobody knows why some people recall their dreams more clearly and frequently.