My husband has always loved to sleep, but I find that now he can easily sleep in excess of 12-14 hours a night. I work and don’t wake him up because (a) we have not yet had problems with him sleeping through the night and (b) since I’m not there, I figure if he’s sleeping, he’s safe.
Does anybody else find their loved one sleeps so many hours with no problem?
My husband sleeps more since his diagnosis. I let him sleep.
My husband sleeps much more than he ever did before. I don't discourage him but suggest he stretches out on the couch. He'll sleep about 45 minutes several times a day as well as falling asleep during TV programs (even ones he likes!)
My husband use to be up at the crack of dawn but retire about 8pm....diagnosis April 2017....but now he can go to bed at 7pm and not get up til 9:30am....and may have only been up once for the toilet....not sure why but I enjoy the peacefulness first thing in the morning....so I let him sleep as long as he wants
My Dennis does fall asleep during the day, sometimes, and will sleep for more than 10 hours overnight. He frequently asks me to wake him when I get up, but so far I have avoided that, as that hour or three in the morning is my private, quiet time when I can read emails, call my sisters, or just do nothing. He does like to get out and walk every day... our mailbox is a block away, so we often "get the mail" and sometimes add a mile or so on our walk. It is good for him, and also good for me.
Recently he went by himself for our walk, and said that when he got to one corner, he was confused about which way to go. Luckily he looked at the map on his phone and made the right choice. He used to walk miles every day, but now he won't do it without me for fear of being lost. No more exploring the area on foot.
His progression has been slow, and I am VERY grateful for that. He can still dress himself, and most times remembers to take his medications. I set them up every week in the pill minder - but he tries to remember to take them. I have insisted that he make himself breakfast a lot, because I need him to be able to feed himself. He can do it - but I think he likes being waited on.
We spend most days home, without any company, and have settled into a quiet routine that works for us. Being around other people sometimes confuses him and sometimes when he seems to need to dominate the conversation it makes me a bit crazy (being told to shush cause he is talking).