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


ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SLEEP APNOEA – PROBABLY

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 AGAIN, 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.

Forms SL1 & SL1V have been revised and we have updated the advice to cover the changes.

For medical professionals, the new position statement on Driving and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea from the British Thoracic Society brings superb clarity and ends over two years of confusion since the rules were changes by the DVLA.

DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES PHONE THE DVLA OR USE THEIR ON-LINE MEDICAL REPORTING SYSTEM. IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE YOU COULD HAVE YOUR LICENCE REVOKED. ONLY COMMUNICATE BY LETTER AND KEEP A COPY OF EVERYTHING.

 


  • Annual Conference

  • Education

  • Funding Research

  • Help Lines

  • 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)