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Hi @ladybugmg Nice to e-meet you here on Connect. I went for years with interrupted sleep patterns while my wife's caregiver. The last few months of her life she required mediations every two hours around the clock so that really messed with my bio-clock in a big way. Thankfully, now about 1 1/2 years after her passing, I am just beginning to get a new sleep pattern established. Not there yet, but much closer than I was.

While I am sure others have suggested it here I find white noise a huge help — and then some nights I change it up to just playing a mix on my iTunes through the night. Both work well for me, but I know every case of sleep challenges are unique to the individual experiencing them.

You can always check caregiving chat groups for those folks who are up at all hours! 🙂 When I first came to Connect I was most active from 2 to 4 am.

Courage, strength, and peace!

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I understand completely because after my late husband had his first heart attack and expecially after he had open-heart surgery I would waken many times during the night to check on him. His slightest movement in the twin bed next to mine would wake me up and then after checking on him, often I could not get back to sleep.

Even though our caretaker roles may still have some influence on our sleepness effected lives, at least I am comforted in that my husband and I were married almost 60 years and try to dwell on the "good" memories, and that helps to sustain me.

There is a passage in the Bible that I read that gives me comfort during those sleepless hours: Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 –To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.

Enjoy every day, it is a gift.

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