Does anyone find that they get confusion after someone has a little "nap"? My Dad is pretty much OK most of the time, but we find that he is often extremely confused after napping during the day. Unfortunately he drops off to sleep at the drop of a hat and has developed this as a habit over the years! It's almost as if he's still dreaming when he wakes up, or that his brain temporarily "loses it's grip" for a bit. Usually its OK when he "comes round" but it's quite distressing whilst it happens. I remember the consultant saying that sleeping on and off during the day wasn't a particularly good thing. It is better to get a full night's sleep. As I understand it, the brain does a lot of work on memory when we're asleep, people with sleep deprivation become very confused etc. I don't think we have much chance of changing things now, we can't prod Dad every two minutes trying to keep him awake.