I understand not wanting to have a loaded gun by your bed if you are not usually fully coherent the second you wake up. This is all completely personal preference. I haven't had a problem with waking up in a haze yet; I actually kind of jolt up out of my bed when I wake up. I'm sure this is one of those things that may change with age and experience though.
Marine, NRA member, SAF Defender's Club member, and constitutionally protected keeper and bearer of firearms