Welcome to The Sleep Apnoea Trust Association

Working to improve the lives of sleep apnoea patients,their partners and their families. Managed by volunteers, SATA is regarded as the leading UK charity working in the field of Sleep Apnoea

Complimentary Medical Alert card and purchase of a Medical Equipment Baggage Tag are now additional benefits if you join the Trust


Although we support patients in many ways, we do not provide medical advice. If you suspect you may be suffering from sleep apnoea please contact your GP who will be able to refer you to a specialised sleep clinic.

The Driving and Sleep Apnoea Section has been completely revised, with clear and simple guidance to the new DVLA wording, a self-help section of you have problems with the DVLA, whatever the cause and a new dedicated DVLA Enquiry line, should you not find solutions in this section.


  • Annual Conference

  • Education

  • Funding Research

  • Help Lines

  • Lobbying

  • Manufacturers Exhibition

  • Medical Alert Cards

  • Practical Support

  • Publications

What's New

+Driving and Sleep Apnoea Section Revised and updated
+ Sleep Matters Sep 2017 updated Jan 2018
+Four Hour Myth Dispelled  How much CPAP is enough?
+Tiredness Can Kill - Jan 2018 DVLA publish update to this important safety leaflet
+ Sleep Clinics in England List Updated
+ DVLA publish clearer rules on OSAS and Driving for Medical Professionals
+ Glossary of Terms Updated
+ Living with your CPAP - Your Questions Answered ---A new SATA leaflet for those OSA patients newly diagnosed and on CPAP
+ LIVING WITH A CPAP A4 patient Sheet also available for home printing
+ Four-week Wait Campaign - NICE supports 4WW advice to primary care practitioners
+ Medical Alert Card
+ Fundraise for us via Just Giving
+ Members Area
+ Renew Membership online

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About Sleep Apnoea

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a serious condition where the muscles in the throat relax during sleep causing the sufferer to temporarily stop breathing. If untreated it can occur hundreds of times in a night leading to daytime fatigue and other serious health problems. Once diagnosed it can be easily treated.




About the Trust

The Sleep Apnoea Trust is a patient support charity run by patients for patients. It is dedicated to increasing understanding, diagnosis and treatment of this serious illness. We help patients and their families with information and telephone helplines. We also assist research into the condition and act as a pressure group for patients.

Get Involved

Join us today and help us reach the people who need help to avoid a range of health problems, such as heart disease, strokes and depression. By joining the Sleep Apnoea Trust, making a donation or raising funds for us you will be helping us to support and inform patients and their families.

SATA is a UK Registered Charity (number 1056963) We use cookies to help improve our site (see our cookie policy)