@capnjb How long before you are back asleep in some manner?
I have an issue with my dog waking me at some time, uniformly distributed between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. , for a walk. Usually by then my knees are hurting anyway, so walking her does ease the pain, depending on how aggressively she pulls me.
Afterward I realize I am hungry, fix something, then sit down by the computer while I eat. If I’m lucky, I’m back asleep within 3 hours or so, depending on how many rabbit holes I follow while on the computer.
If I don’t get back to sleep or a later nap, I crash by prime time TV. Hopefully my outdoor cats get fed before I repeat the cycle.
Weirder than most. I start out at the head of the bed under the covers and then sometime during the night I take both my pillows, go down to the other end of the bed, which means laying on top of the covers. So if my wife turns toward me she is greeted with the sight of my feet.