I have Panic Attacks and hit/kick, talk in my sleep. My mom has woken me up for the last 3 weeks everyday at least 3 times. She asks non-stop questions that aren't important or tells me about her hallucinations, (she hears me talking in my sleep and thinks I'm talking to her, someone stole something, someone was talking to her through the tv or even leaving our apartment to chase after people, (who aren't there), she says knocked on our door or walls).
I'm panicking more and kinda fear sleeping because she sometimes stands over me or sits in a chair in my doorway. She does understand sometimes that this is making me unwell, but then goes back to doing it. This morning she sat in a chair at the end of the hallway, waiting until I woke up. I even switched my sleeping pattern to daytime instead of night and even though it's called "sundowning", she did the same things!
I told her I would lock my door but she knocks like the police. This is causing me to start having a relapse of attacks not to mention I'm tired. I don't really want to lock my door on her in case there is an emergency.
Are there any suggestions or techniques I can use to help us? We both have Medicare and limited income, but I've thought about a night aide, (she said no).