A person davened Maariv right after shkia and went to sleep (whether on the couch, or in bed) before repeating krias shema. He awoke a hour or so before dawn. Should he first say the blessings on the Torah and then say krias shema, or can he say krias shema, go back to sleep, and then say the blessings in the morning?
He should say Birkas HaTorah after what he regards his main and significant sleep. If he cannot decide, he should recite them after waking up the first time.
O:CH 47 Mishnah Berurah 29, Kaf HaChaim 47:29.