I currently take full time care of my 93 year old mother who has made it clear to me that I owe her now as she cared for me as a child. I'm only one person and am 68 myself with several major health issues. I've been doing this for what seems like an eternity but do have some support from my son who lives close by. Mom's sleep routine is irregular. She stays up until 3am and I have insomnia so I'm usually awake too. In the morning I feel that by letting her sleep I can have some free time for myself. Mom has remarked that she is now the daughter and I am the mother. My older brother and his family live 3 hours away and will not call or visit. They say they are too busy with their own lives. I have lost many years of work where I could have been saving for my own retirement but felt coerced and manipulated into this role. There are only 2 respite caregivers in my state that are affordable but they are both busy with other jobs. So letting mom sleep late is my only respite to care for myself. Thank you for letting me cent.