Any input very much appreciated. My husband of 10 years has struggled with getting a good nights sleep since childhood. He is very sensitive to noise and finds it hard to switch off in the evenings. He is naturally an night owl. Trouble is his new job requires that he starts at 8am and its really, really hard for him to wake up in the mornings - to make things worse we have nosy neighbours so when he does get off to sleep he is eally distrubed by them.
He says he wakes up feeling numb and very woolly headed and it takes him a good hour or so to wake up - he operates in slow motion then has to dash out the door at the last minute. He hardly ever makes it to work on time and i'm worried he might lose his job over it. This would be such a waste as he is really good at his work ( IT programming) and often works late into the night more than making up his time.
I try to do everything I can to make things better - encourage him not to work late, to come to bed on time, harrass him to wake up in the morning, pull his covers off, give him coffee and have his breakfast, work clothes ready for him but nothing seems to work - we just get grumpy and mad with one another and the problem continues...
Is there anything he can do/ take - hypnotism, counseling, non addictive medication that could help him? Is there a way I coudl support him more effectively?
We are expecting our first child next month so we really need to sort something out soon as I may have reduced resources to help him with a new baby so I need find an effective option