I've got chronic headache/migraine and fatigue and the mornings are not always easy. I'm looking into things that might have influence on these chronic distresses and noticed the numbers for my sleeping seem 'off'.
Yes I do measure my heart rate at night since a short while now and see nothing that stands out to me. (I've just got some cardiac exams and they seem to indicate everything is fine in that department )
(seems to vary between 60 and 80 with some spikes to 90/100, average is somewhere between 60 and 75 for the whole night. (and average rMSSD between 25 and 55)
I'm alternating between my home and girlfriend's home, so have some comparison in that sense with light and sound (my room is darker and dead quiet) and bedding. So far I can't find any correlation between the location I sleep and the sleep pattern.
And Dan, I do think the effects will be long term rather than immediate differences, unless you aren't sleeping at all for instance
The one correlation I do find is the negative one between sleep time and headache and migraine; I always thought to little sleep would be a trigger, but it turns out it's to much sleep (anything over 9 hours is bad news) for me... (even though this is complicated as well, since once I have a migraine I do need to sleep for a long time so the correlation is tricky)
As for other factors;
I don't think the waking up is the problem, but rather the consequence of much light sleep (assumption). I do see that even when I wake up only once or twice I still don't get enough deep and REM sleep.
Room temperature is cool/cold as I always have a room open, even if it's freezing out
I don't snore unless I have a cold
As for the light; I hardly have the lights on in my bedroom as I make sure I'm only in bed when I really want to go to sleep iPhone and computer screens have the light colored indeed already in the evening to get rid of the blue light. Haven't really measured this effect, but it's more pleasing to my eyes so that's already reason enough to do it
One more thing worth mentioning is that I did quit low dose amitriptyline that I was taking for the daily headache, as we suspected this had a nasty effect on heart rate (elevated and some 'weird' behaviour). I hoped to see an effect on sleep as well, but so far I didn't see a change based on that..
Thanks all for the ideas and input! I'll keep monitoring and reporting back