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


WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE
We have lots of information on the site about Sleep Apnoea, and about living with the condition.
Please follow the links on the left to the areas which most interest you. 


DRIVING AND SLEEP APNOEA - PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION BEFORE YOU CONTACT US!
If, after a sleep test, you are diagnosed with mild, moderate or severe OSA and NO SLEEPINESS there is no need to contact the DVLA.

If, after a sleep test, you are diagnosed with moderate or severe OSA WITH SLEEPINESS then you need to contact the DVLA.

If, after a sleep test, you are diagnosed with mild OSA WITH SLEEPINESS  which is still present after 3 months,then you need to contact the DVLA.

Follow the link on the left for detailed information on whether you need to notify the DVLA plus how and when.
NB. IF A DOCTOR TELLS YOU NOT TO DRIVE THEN YOU MUST NOT DRIVE. IF YOU DO DRIVE,  YOU WILL BE BREAKING THE LAW AND WILL PROBABLY BE UNINSURED.


SATAday 2019 on the 19th October was an outstanding event. 
SATAday 2020 on the 10th October will be an outstanding event. 
Click on this link for more information


UK AIRLINES AND CPAP
Information on individual airline rules and policies about flying with CPAP is now available in the public area
CLICK HERE


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  sleep clinic. This website contains a wealth of information which should answer most of your questions, including those that are DVLA related.
If you need to contact our confidential Helpline, this is now email based on info@sleep-apnoea-trust.org

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  • Annual Conference

  • Assisting Research

  • Education

  • Lobbying

  • Manufacturers Exhibition

  • Medical Alert Cards

  • Practical Support

  • Publications

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)