This question might get different answers depending who you ask, but the short answer (and clinically speaking) is no.
“It is a myth that remembering dreams is a sign of good or bad night’s sleep,” sleep researcher and co-author of Sleep for Success!, Rebecca Robbins, Ph.D, tells mbg. Additionally, Jean-Louis adds, “Most people experience the REM cycles several times nightly. Thus, the issue is a failure to remember dreams, rather than a suggestion of being unhealthy.”
Jean-Louis notes that while some individuals are better able to remember their dreams, “with practice, the art of dream recall can be mastered.” Here’s how.