I am so sorry. What a mess. I to suffer from insomnia and know first hand how disruptive it can be to the entire family. Have you discussed this problem with his neurologist. You need to get him from taking that 5:15 pm to 7:00pm nap that sounds like it is disrupting his evening sleeping schedule.
I know we are all tired when we get home from work, but is there anyway a cup of coffee or caffinated beverage could help keep him up until a normal bed time. At bedtime, has he ever tried Melatonin, an over the counter product that I find does help slightly with sleep. Maybe he doctor could temporary Rx a sleep aid for a short period of time. This way you could work at keeping him up until a realistic bedtime and then making sure he gets a good night's sleep. I think they call this sleep hygine and his schedule needs some tweaking. I would definately talk with his doctor and see what the tweo of you can do to get him back on track.
I am sure you sleep is all messed up to because of his schedule.
Keep us posted as to your progress.
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Rare neurodegenerative /movement disorder called “Multiple System Atrophy”. Mobility issues,, neuropathic pain, spasticity, myoclonus, central apnea, collagenous colitis, joint and body pain, swallowing and respitory involvement, Implants: intrathecal pump & neurostimulator. Extra features: O2 & wheelchair.