Why does my husband sleep all the time?

This question was asked in Jamaica, New York on 03/03/2014.
Two and a half years ago, my husband stopped working and now stays at home. I see nothing physically wrong, but he sleeps all the time. When I ask why he sleeps so much, all he says is that he's tired. He is only 52 years old and used to work construction. What could be causing his problems? What can we do about this?

Doctors Answers (1)

Richard L. Jacobson, D.M.D., M.S.
Answered on: 3/5/2014 6

He should come in for a consultation and evaluate for obstructive sleep apnea.