This is a technique I have been doing myself for the last several weeks and it really works. When you are lying in bed, settle in and get comfortable. Close your eyes and imagine a story that you would like to tell or write. Think of all the components that make up a good story: character development, a conflict of some kind, setting, and climax. Let your imagination go wild. I find I fall asleep very quickly doing this. I have usually nodded off before I get very far into any kind of plot.
Give it a try.
Debra : )