So is that a normal night’s sleep for you then. Right the way through?
Yes, I usually wake up once and possibly twice at night, the beginning part of the night till two and three is flat out.
Okay, so you sleep very deeply?
Yes. I do.
And you don’t hear anything?
But then you said you had how many hours sleep a night?
Five or six it depends, it depends.
And do you feel that’s enough for you?
I’d like a lot more. I mean I go and stay with my son who lives [Country] and I sleep there until 9 o’clock in the morning.
And I think that’s probably because I have no stress there. I am away from all the problems. I keep thinking at home, thinking about the next day’s things and what you have got to do, and possibly that wakes me up.
But when you are at your son’s you go to bed at the same time?
Approximately yes. About perhaps 11 or 12. But to sleep, and I just sleep straight on. I sleep till about 8 or 9 o’clock there.
And how do you feel when you wake up there?
Fine, yes I feel great.
And what about here when you wake up?
Ah, All the problems descend as to what I have to do first. I am 88. So I have got to think what I have got to do and get moving.
Right. So is that the first thing that comes into your head when you wake up in the morning?
What have I got to do?
Well I have got a very demanding daughter. I want my tea. I want my tea!
Really. She’s like that is she…?
Your daughter is the one who is demanding from you at the moment?
Yes, I think that’s probably what’s keeping me awake.
So your daughter is living with you. Is she working?
Yes, she is.
So she is out during the day?
If she wasn’t here, would you sleep differently do you think?
Would I what?
I don’t know. I probably would get up later I should think, yes, yes. You know, you worry about her, she has got a very demanding job, and she is working for an IT company and it’s head down all day, no time for anything, you do, its horrendous. It’s very hard work. Of course she comes home very tired. A bit cross. So we cope with it.
Okay so if she wasn’t here you’d probably wake up a bit later. Do you think you’d wake up a bit more relaxed?
I would probably wake up a little bit later, yes, I probably would.
So you get up in the morning to help get her…?
Well yes, because she needs a certain length of time to get up, shampoo and shower and all