Most of the time I only remember a dream for a few minutes once I wake up. A lot of the time I don’t think I even dream at all. But, the most unusual things are the thought splurges I have when my brain is coming awake. I think they are leftover traces of a dream. I can count on them always being unusual, off the wall and completely illogical. But, if I write them down, quickly, they are great inspiration for a real idea.
Keep a pen and paper by your bed and write down your first thoughts every morning. See what comes along for you. What inspiration you give yourself when you’re not quite awake.