I will pick up where I left off. My Mother would be awake without sleep for 5, 6, 7 days at a time consecutively. When I was a kid and seeing my Mother stay awake for that many days didn’t bother me because I thought it was normal. How to help someone who is not sleeping? My idea was to pretend to go to sleep with my Mother at times when she would lay down. I would fall asleep soundly, but she wouldn’t. My Mother didn’t disturb my sleep however; hers was on every moment. The times I would witness her attempting to sleep my eyes would barely be cracked open so I could watch her and she never knew. She would get up and down at every sound, motion and change in lighting. Her behavior during those non sleep times were not hostile. My Mother was irritated only when my Dad came around. My Dad would ………………….