Care recipient (cr) is often up when the live-in caregiver is ready to go to bed or cr gets up and moves around the house unsafely while caregiver is sleeping

Try: #limit afternoon or evening naps so the cr is appropriately tired and ready for bed #turn off the television at least a half hour before the cr’s bedtime sleep studies show television viewing right before bed disturbs sleeps rather than helping it #take an afternoon or evening walk or car ride if the cr is interested #avoid conflicts before bedtime #make sure the cr is comfortable at bedtime is not too hot or cold has been to the bathroom is not in pain etc #try to spend some special moments with the cr at bedtime sharing thoughts or touches if you are the spouse of the cr offer affection while the cr is in bed even if you don’t share the cr’s bed #look for ways to keep the cr safe at night should the cr get up alone consider whether deadlocks to outside doors better lighting in the cr’s room and bathroom or putting away certain foods medications or important papers would make the environment safer doing so may help you sleep better #if getting up at night is posing significant ongoing risks you may want to discuss the situation with the cr cr’s doctor depending on the cause of wakefulness medication may be useful an over-the-counter or prescription sleep aid for example or an anti-anxiety medication changing the cr cr’s current medication schedule if any may also be helpful

Materials: Deadlock bolts favorite book car doctor review of medications

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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