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A 51-year-old female asked:

My husband sleeps for 15-18 hours a day according to my 17 yr old son who lives with him what could cause this extreme level of sleepiness?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Not usual....: Obviously, this duration of sleep is not usual. Depression can sometimes make people sleep all the time. So can profound hypothyroidism. I wonder what his energy level is - and how he feels in general. He clearly needs to be evaluated. Good luck. Lgromkomd.
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Dr. Nadine Yassa
42 years experience
Need to see a sleep : Need to see you pcp and if needed he will refer to a sleep lab.
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Last updated Jul 5, 2022

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