Last night I had a type of sleep that I've experienced periodically when eating a very low-carb diet. I woke at one point in the night feeling like I had "blacked out" - I was lying in a position that surprised me, and I had no idea how I got there, or how long I had been like that.
(Normally I'm not surprised about the position I wake up in. I'm often semi-conscious when I shift.)
When I first experienced this while eating VLC I was excited, presuming I was sleeping deeper. However, I've had a mixed-bag experience with VLC, better complexion and more calm digestive tract, but also drier skin/eyes, and much worse body odor.
These days I try to have a moderate amount of "safe starches" which don't normally exacerbate acne or gut problems, but helped with the dry skin and body odor. I don't seem to get the "black out" feeling when eating more carbs though.
Yesterday I ate lower carb to resolve an unsettled gut, and also turned my shower cold for a few minutes, which I was also doing the last time I was getting this kind of sleep, and then felt the "black out" feeling last night. I did get a whiff of the unpleasant body odor a few days ago as well, so I may be skating close to the edge.
Does anyone have any insight into this "black out" feeling? Should I be trying to foster or avoid it? Perhaps a Zeo sleep monitor would provide some insight, but I don't have much disposable income.