My mother has always always had some difficulty getting a full night's rest. Her bladder wakes her up once or twice most nights. Her bed is also uncomfortable, and I have tried to convince her to get a new mattress. She often wakes up with significant back pain. She does snore a bit (and recently I've heard her talking in her sleep).
Lately, she has been taking micro-naps in her chair while watching television. This is something she's never done in the past. The frequency of the naps and her denial of them is a bit alarming. I know she may just be acting defensively. She always teased my dad for falling asleep in his chair.
I'm wondering if she's had untreated sleep apnea all these years that is becoming more pronounced as she ages.
Any help in understanding what's going on would be greatly appreciated.