Is it normal elderly parent doesn't sleep much
I'm a live in care taker for my elderly parents. My mom sleeps all the time but my dad doesn't sleep much at all.
Therefore I never get a minute alone because he's always awake when I am. He sleeps at 3am but is awake by 7am. It's driving me insane because I just want (realistically) an hour to myself to get coffee and start my morning before dealing with all this.
My life has become so stressful that I only enjoy my job on the weekdays because I get away from all this. But when 5pm hits it's misery because I'm back doing everything for them. Weekends are the worst. I love my parents but I can't go on like this - I feel like I'm living life for 3 people. I ended up in the hospital last year because I got so sick from the extreme stress and I feel like I might again.