She would stay up all night and fall asleep in her chair in front of the tv if I let her. Then she may not remember that her bed is right behind her. I keep a monitor on her when I go to bed around 11pm so I can hear her if she needs me....but honestly I can't sleep knowing she's awake so I would put her to bed for awhile when I went to bed but boy she would hate it and be mad at me.

Getting and staying on a schedule is/can be a good thing.
If she likes watching TV can you program it so that it will go off after a selected time? Get her into bed and set the timer for 60 or 90 minutes. She may fall asleep before that but not a problem.
Once she is on a schedule and is used to it she will not be angry, if she is that will pass...
What might be a problem is if she tries to get up after she is in bed is there a risk she would fall? A bed alarm might work for that.
Does she have a Hospital type bed, or one with an adjustable base so you can put the head of the bed up so it is more comfortable to watch TV?
You might want to look into getting a Hospital bed anyway, the mattresses are easier to clean when they have been soiled. Some mattresses also help relieve pressure so as she spends more time in bed pressure sores will be minimized or eliminated.
Some people are actually more comfortable sleeping in their recliners might this be the case with your mom?
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Being mad at you is not a big issue...........being up all night and possibly wandering around and falling, or leaving the house, THOSE are big issues. Keep your mother awake during the day as much as possible, then put her to bed before you go lie down for the night, and get her into a healthy sleep pattern asap.

6 Tips for Managing Sleep Problems in Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease often affects a person’s sleeping habits. It may be hard to get the person to go to bed and stay there. Someone with Alzheimer’s may sleep a lot or not enough, and may wake up many times during the night.
Here are some tips that may help caregivers manage sleep problems in people with Alzheimer’s disease:

1. Help the person get exercise each day, limit naps, and make sure the person gets enough rest at night. Being overly tired can increase late-afternoon and nighttime restlessness.

2. Plan activities that use more energy early in the day. For example, try bathing in the morning or having the largest family meal in the middle of the day.

3.Set a quiet, peaceful mood in the evening to help the person relax. Keep the lights low, try to reduce the noise levels, and play soothing music if he or she enjoys it.

Here is a link to another useful site about sleep hygiene with Alzheimer's:

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4. Try to have the person go to bed at the same time each night. A bedtime routine, such as reading out loud, also may help.

5. Limit caffeine.

6. Use nightlights in the bedroom, hall, and bathroom.
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