Dr Penny Adams tackles your health questions
AIt sounds as if your husband has obstructive sleep apnoea. During sleep, the muscles at the back of the throat can relax and temporarily block the airflow, leading to multiple interruptions to sleep, as well as daytime sleepiness. It can also cause high blood pressure. Ask your GP to refer your husband for a sleep study. Treatment involves wearing a mask attached to a machine that blows air into the mouth and throat to keep the airway open.