Sleep deprivation is an offence under the Geneva Convention. My husband, currently, is awake all day,with a few small catnaps, and keeps me busy with requests all day long. He's very like a hyperactive toddler, with his requests only a few seconds apart. After a period of sleepless nights, the GPprescribed some sleeping tablets, one to be taken at night, two if one doesn't work. But they become less effective over a period, so caution must be used so that he doesn't become dependent on them. One does not work. Two buys us about six hours, interrupted by one visit to the loo. After around four nights, we went back to one tablet. Wide awake around six times. Does anyone else have this, what I call hyperactive toddler syndrome, in someone with Dementia? And could it be helped?