Self protection when disadvantaged
I am thinking more than anything, of the average person's diminished abilities when for instance, woken out of deep sleep. In the normal course of events, it takes me an age to ''switch on'' in the morning, tho I do know that a middle -of-night noise awakening can bring consciousness to a fast and sharp edge. But not always.
Same might apply in fact if napping during the day - there is a finite time required for most of us, during which assessment and function are diminished.
I do wonder from time to time just how well I would manage if someone broke in at, say - 3.00 am when everyone is fast asleep. Our dog would probably not even wake cos he is so deaf (old age ya know!).
So - anyone have thoughts, how they cope in such conditions? Any ''best way'' to improve one's rapid abilities? I can't think of too many and sure would NOT want to over react - or OTOH be too darned slow either.