Will ANYTHING help this man sleep?
I know I whine about this a lot, but I am at my wits end. My Dad DOES NOT SLEEP consistently at night. Seriously, he's up almost every two hours ALL NIGHT. After begging for MONTHS (I hate the Veteran's Association by the way--worst care EVER) for something to help him sleep, the doctor FINALLY gave him Trazadone. He got WORSE!!!
I have tried Valerian Root and Melatonin. They put him to sleep, but he doesn't stay asleep. I went back to the doctor and he prescribed cyproheptadine, but SEVERAL online articles say it makes Dementia WORSE, so I did not give it to Daddy.
I have TWO jobs (Thanks to Caregiving, I LOST my cushy corporate job) and I need my rest. If he doesn't sleep, I don't sleep. I also have Lupus which has been exacerbated by the stress of caregiving and lack of rest.
Add that to the fact that he DEMANDS that we keep the Air Conditioning off (not a good idea in Carolina heat), I'm insanely uncomfortable at his home and have had sinus / headcold issues all summer long. PLEASE help!!!