While lying in bed at night and trying to fall asleep, sometimes it takes a while before my mind quiets down. In the meantime I am thinking about various things, either general or what I have to do the next day.
Some of those ideas are worth preserving, and I don't want to forget them. I could either:
try really hard to remember all of them the next morning when I get up
get up, turn on the light, and put the ideas on paper
keep paper and pen at bedside, and try to write in the dark, without getting from bed
have an audio recording device at my bedside, and record my thoughts
The problem is, (1) is unreliable, and only works for one or two simple ideas. Getting out of bed (2) interrupts my falling-asleep process and i have to start all over again. (3) only works if I need to write few words, not for coherent sentences. (4) might work, but I haven't tried that one yet (also, this one seems logistically the most complicated).
Are there some better ways how to record my thoughts?
PS: the idea for asking this question occurred to me last night, when I was trying to fall asleep.