Hallie, if the dreams seem to be concerning you, you may have a reason for wanting to recall them? Why not put a dream journal next to your bed so you can record dreams when you wake? That way you can share them in better detail + discuss them...
I find that when I wake up at strange times I tend to remember my dreams... but there are some that wake me up... some are more meaningful, some are more disturbing...
confuses fiction with reality