I'm a caregiver for my mom and been losing a lot of sleep this year. I have a call button in my room in case my mom needs to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. I usually check with her before I head off to bed myself if she needs to use the bathroom. I'll lay down anywhere between 12-2 am and about 3-4 hours through the night my mom calls me. I help her to the bathroom (can take anywhere between 15 minutes to 1 hour to finish the bathroom run) and do everything that needs to be done before I try returning to bed. This is where the problem lies, after helping her and the blaring of the call box my heart-rate is up and I can't get back to sleep for the life of me. So I end up running the day on 3-4 hours of sleep and trying to take a nap is hard because I never know when she's going to call me down. I'll go down in the afternoon and see she's sleeping and if she is I'll try and take the chance to lay down myself. Though it's hard to know if it'll be the next 10 minutes to the next few hours before the next call. I just get frustrated if I get settled in only to be called in the next few minutes. I've tried having my dad help me out by taking a night to see to her, but he's just unable to lift her like I can and ended up catching her arm in the door frame while backing up the transport chair. Now she has a big bruise on her arm and that just worries me more if I do ask him to take a night. I'm thinking of maybe getting assisted living maybe for the first four hours four days a week around say the time of 1 am to 5 am to assure that they be there to intercept the call box and I can get a break four days a week in the middle of the night. The new problem to this is hoping that my mom will allow this person to help her in place of me, but all I can do is try. I'm not sure if anyone has advice in how I can get more sleep? I really running my limits on how little of sleep I'm running off of.