This postal survey asked about the sleep of 526 family carers supporting a family member with cognitive impairment or dementia. 23.5% of carers scored in the moderate–severe range and 43.0% in the mild range for sleep disturbance. Independent predictors for carers’ reporting greater sleep disturbance included being female, caregiving at night, poorer self-rated health, and the care recipient having more disturbed sleep. Moderate–severe sleep disturbance was independently associated with poorer self-rated health and living standards, use of sleeping medications, as well as considering transitioning their family member into formal care within the year. .
caregivers, care partners, carers, sleep