Sleep...What to do
Ah, that insidious disease is robbing me of yet another thing--sleep. At least, I think that is what the cause is of my inability to get a full night's sleep. I have read that dementia can cause this. I usually can't fall asleep until 3-ish in the morning, only to arise about 8 AM. My naps which usually lasted 1-2 hours are now down to 30 minutes tops. I am exhausted...
The only new meds I have begun are Lyrica and Aricept.
Has anyone out there had experience with lack of sleep either in first person or in the case of a caregiver? Am I correct in the fact that dementia can cause this? ANd, if it does, how does it manifest itself? And is there anything I do to make it easier to sleep?
God bless you all in your struggles. Leah