Maybe it's related to the way we forget out dreams soon after waking even though it was so vivid during sleep. I've heard that our brain releases a chemical that gives you a sort of amnesia. If we remembered all our dreams we may get them confused with real memories. Possibly :)
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Last edited at 1:04PM on 7/16/2011
I am a Physician Assistant who also suffers from sleep dysfunction, so I know something about this. We only remember dreams when we are in a semi-wakeful state (e.g. daydreams) or in very light or interrupted sleep. That is why you may be remembering the last dream of your sleep, because you are in the process of waking up. However, you know when you are sleeping deeply (as you should) when you don't remember your dreams at all, or when you know you were dreaming but can't recall the dream.
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Some people will remember more than that. I can remember up to 3 or 4 dreams in one night sometimes. It depends on what you are thinking about when you wake up. If you immediately just start thinking about other things, than yeah you might only remember bits and pieces. If you wake up still thinking about what happened in your dream, than you are bound to remember at least something bigger.