Falls asleep in a split second

My husband would sleep forever if he was let.

At night, when watching TV he would be wide awake and the next he was already sleeping. Then all of a sudden he wake up and when I say he was sleeping again he argues he wasn't.

He snores really loudly and stopped breathing 5 times in 5 mins on one night that i heard him. He also flings his arms a lot in his sleep. He is over weight and smokes.


Your husband has symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, and it could be a severe syndrome. He probably has other sleep problems as well, such as narcolepsy, or restless legs.

If you could convince him to see the doctor, it would be great. A sleep study is recommended.

A lot of sleep apnea patients argue with their spouse about their sleep problems. In general, they don't believe they have a problem.

I suggest to record his sleep (video recording has a powerful effect on the person) and if he argues with you, just show him the video.

Try to catch the most essential symptoms of sleep apnea from his sleep: when breathing stops, when he gasps for air, when he snores very loud.

So, have your camera prepared for this operation. If your camera has "night vision", it would be perfect.

You can also learn here to use a method to test if you have sleep apnea at home.

I hope it helps. Don't be afraid to comment back.

Remy Thierry
Founder of Sleep Apnea Guide

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