How bad will it have to be for you to go to the doctor and say I need help now?
Peter: I don’t know.
Is it more about the length of time or the disturbance?
Peter: I think it would be a case that I wasn’t coping in the day.
Peter: Coping with what I wanted to do in the day. Wasn’t able to drive or walk somewhere I needed to go. Wasn’t able to study. I started to read and I fell asleep too often.
Then that would be your trigger say for going to the doctor.
Peter: Yes. I think so. You know, if I am not doing what I want to do. I am not able to generally cope I think that would be the trigger. Not the sleep itself. I don’t see why a lot of elderly people complain about not sleeping at night. If they are getting enough sleep and able to cope I don’t see the problem. Your Dad used to complain didn’t he and I thought what is he doing, what's the bother? He can doze in the day, just doze in the day, why bother about sleeping at night?
Heather: It wasn’t stopping him doing anything he wants.