I stayed with my Mom while hospitalized a few months ago and they were trying to find a medication to stop the sundowning but she was hallucinating. After 36 hours of no sleep I had to go home and get sleep. When I returned, I was told that I could NEVER leave her alone and would have to hire someone to stay with her. I stayed day and night for 8 days and only took one night off for sleep. Do all hospitals do this ? Are we now REQUIRED to spend the night or hire a hospital sitter? Anyone else run across this?