My dad has been self medicating with Benadryl... 1000 mg each night
He claims he must have it to sleep. Combined with all his other serious medical conditions this is a huge red flag. The VA nurses have gotten him to agree to discontinue it.
So...it has been two nights. The first night he was awake after 2 hours, and then off and on again all night long. He sings as the top of his voice, and no one gets any sleep.
The second night (last night) he got up and turned on the TV at 11pm. Nearly blasting the entire house. Then kept doing it all night long. No one got any sleep.
He sleeps in his chair all day long! Then, goes to bed at 4 pm. I have told him it isn't reasonable to expect to go to bed so early and then sleep 14 hours till dawn. But, nothing keeps him awake till even 5 pm.
I have to sleep with the door open to hear Mom at night. She is a high fall risk and has to have someone with her on the gait belt whenever she walks. So..if she gets no sleep..I get no sleep.
My Dad just will not give anyone else any consideration. When I asked him why he is making so much noise...he replies that there isn't any reason he shouldn't. He says he thinks it is 7am. Even when I show him it is not...he just continues.
So..I have hidden the TV remote. I am sleeping on the floor next to Moms bed so I can shut her door. Still..I expect he is going to cause another uproar tonight.
What am going to do? This cannot continue