I now realise that the only way I’m going to ger some quality sleep is to be in a separate place to Maureen for a while. It is now approaching 5.30 am and she has been up for an hour following on from incidents earlier this morning. Sleep interruption is becoming the norm and I have almost forgotten what it is like to enjoy quality rest.
When I speak to our social worker later on I will be requesting immediate respite. I need some rest if I am to have the energy to be Maureen’s Care Partner: sleep deprivation is torture for anyone.