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APNOEA:  Without Breath (also spelt Apnea in some countries).  Therefore, Sleep Apnoea means pauses in breathing whilst…

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Posted by The SleepGuide Crew on April 7, 2011 at 14:46

Sleep Apnoea Myths Exposed !!!

SLEEP APNOEA MYTHS EXPOSED!!



I WAS TOLD I WON’T BE ABLE TO DRIVE IF I HAVE SLEEP APNOEA

Not True!  Once your treatment is proving to be successful your sleep clinician…

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Posted by The SleepGuide Crew on March 7, 2011 at 18:10 — 9 Comments

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Sleep2snore replied to Adam Humphreys's discussion DC power leads
"A thing to watch when using DC power leads is some machines use the centre pin being negative instead of positive as in most cars these days, so be careful when connecting DC power leads. Also car batteries are not the best to power a CPAP machine…"
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George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Dear Sleep2snore and Kath, Many Thanks for your reassurances and advise. I will wait for my appointments and treatment to inform DVLA after consulting with my consultant. I got acknowledgement of referral, informing me an appointment within 26…"
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Sleep2snore replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Yep, if you don't drive, you don't get into an accident.  Let the other half do any driving if there is any to be done. If you don't drive you will not be stopped, so you won't get a find.  If you are not suffering from…"
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Kath Hope replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Hi George Sorry I'm late to this discussion, but you are doing the right thing by not driving at the moment.  I too, on the advice of my consultant, never drove from the day I was given my diagnosis until I was on good therapy.  You…"
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George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Dear Sleep2snore,  Thanks for your advice. I really appreciate that. I don't drive very often and not more than 30 minutes. I walk to work and only use car for weekend family driving. Since I just got my license, I am being very careful…"
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George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Hi Adam, That is good to know. The only bit in the letter that ask me to inform DVLA is this  "It was not clear from your referral whether you have a significant degree to issues with sleepiness whilst driving but of course the diagnosis…"
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Adam Humphreys replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
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Sleep2snore replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"If you fill in the form as best you can with the clinic and doctors name the DVLA will contact the doctor anyway. However, it would be quicker if you can get the doctor to fill it in there and then.  I have no idea if the doctor has to fill in…"
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George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Many Thanks for these information.It is really helpful. I stopped driving the moment I received the letter from consultant. I am still waiting for my CPAP appointment and consultant appointment. I will be taking my SLV1 form with me to get…"
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Sleep2snore replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"This is a bit of a minefield. From DVLA Website "You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. You may be prosecuted if you’re involved in an accident as a…"
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George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Hi Adam, Many Thanks for your kind reply and reassurance. The letter from my consultant just asked to inform DVLA not stop driving (I did stop driving though until things are clear). I am thinking of waiting to start my CPAP treatment ti inform…"
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Adam Humphreys replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Hi George and welcome, When I was diagnosed with SA I was also worried that the DVLA would take my licence away so i voluntarily stopped driving after a while I felt that I had to inform them but was worried about losing my license. After checking…"
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Dear all,Sorry if I am posting this in wrong place..I am a new member to this forum. I am 35 years old and I have been recently diagnosed moderate to severe OSA and since then I have been trying to find more information on this and how to deal with…See More
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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
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