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.

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DVLA
ONLY COMMUNICATE BY LETTER WHEN YOU HAVE HAD A SLEEP TEST AND BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA SYNDROME OR OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA WITH EXCESSIVE SLEEPINESS, HAVING OR LIKELY TO HAVE AN ADVERSE EFFECT ON DRIVING. 

  • DO NOT, PHONE THE DVLA OR USE THEIR ON-LINE MEDICAL REPORTING SYSTEM, FOR IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE YOUR LICENCE WILL PROBABLY BE REVOKED. 

  • KEEP A COPY OF EVERYTHING.

  • N.B. 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.


 


  • 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.

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