If I go to sleep with a problem in mind, I’ll often wake up with an answer, or at least with fresh ideas. But I’m usually pretty groggy early in the morning, and those first thoughts often go *poof* by the time I’m out the shower, so I keep a pen and some index cards on the nightstand. (There’s also a small diver’s slate in the shower for those occassions when overnight ideas have been delayed in transit.)
The waking idea this morning was “this holiday season, maybe I should give fruitcake another chance.”
I have no memory of going to sleep with a problem in mind that this idea solves.