I want to know what tell us the most popular theories of consciousness about its continuity over periods of uncounsciousness.
Identity through time is controversial, but assuming that you are the same "person" with the same consciousness one moment to the next, are you the same after sleep?
With "you" I am not referring some kind of afiliation based on similarity, like considering a clone as being "you", but the continuity of your subjective point of view.
Since the continuity of consciousness is broken at sleep, could be considered the consciousness in the morning the same, or a new one?
Do you "die" in some form every night, ceasing your subjective point of view, like in the teleport paradox, where the original person is destroyed and is replaced by a copy? Will the same consciousness continue?
With our current knowledge about consciousness and the brain, can we try to answer this?
(I know that the brain is active during sleep, and you have sensations at dreaming, but in some stages the activity doesn't create any feeling, and at times all the activity stops for a while, so the continuity of experience is broken. Do we have any base to say that is always the same conscousness despite the gaps?).