In four decades of backpacking, I don't think I have ever had a totally uninterrupted night or a totally comfortable night. I found the rewards of being in the outdoors so great that I just ignored minor inconveniences and discomforts.
But that doesn't answer your question. And minor is subjective.
The short answer is: ZIPPER.
First, the scenario you present is of a change of 27 degrees Fahrenheit from evening to morning. (68 F to 41 F). I have never experienced such a large shift, and it would be unusual where I have done most of my backpacking (Rockies, Sierra) unless you retire while the sun is still high in the sky.
But let's assume that you have. I agree that you can't go to bed dressed or undressed for 68 F and sleep through a drop to 41 degrees Fahrenheit without waking up and changing something.
If it is very mild when you retire, try sleeping on top of your sleeping bag wearing enough clothes to be comfortable. When it gets too cold for that, go into the bag, with the zipper only partially zipped. As it gets colder, zip up the bag further. If your bag, fully zipped and inside a tent cannot keep you warm at 40 F, you probably need a warmer bag.
Thus, I think you need make only two adjustments which you can do while only semi-conscious to be comfy through the night.
Adjusting the zipper on the tent opening is also a solution, but is not as easy to get it right.
More annoying is when you decide to sleep outside the tent because the weather looks fine, and it starts to rain soon after you sink into REM sleep.