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. 


UK AIRLINES AND CPAP

INFORMATION ON INDIVIDUAL AIRLINE RULES AND POLICIES ABOUT FLYING WITH CPAP 
IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE PUBLIC AREA

CLICK HERE


DRIVING AND SLEEP APNOEA

Follow the link on the left for detailed information on whether you need to notify the DVLA, and if so, how and
when.
SATA continues to recommend that if you do need to notify the DVLA you should do so in writing rather
than by email or by telephone, to reduce the risk of your driving licence being unnecessarily revoked.
The reasons for doing so are fully set out in our detailed guidance.
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.


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

  • 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)