Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)

Further information for OSA

Financial support

There are no specific benefits for people with OSA, but you may qualify for some general benefits and support. Find out more or call our helpline on 03000 030 555.

DVLA

For information about what you need to do if you drive and have OSA.
www.gov.uk/contact-the-dvla

Drivers’ medical enquiries

Telephone: 0300 790 6806
Monday to Friday, 8am to 5:30pm
Saturday, 8am to 1pm

Sleep Apnoea Trust Association

The website has details of local patient support groups.

PO Box 60 Chinnor, OX39 4XE
www.sleep-apnoea-trust.org 
0800 025 3500

Hope2Sleep

Support for people living with OSA and sales of CPAP accessories.

www.hope2sleep.co.uk
0300 102 9711

Scottish Association for Sleep Apnoea

www.scottishsleepapnoea.co.uk 

Welsh Sleep Apnoea Society     

www.welshsas.org 

Irish Sleep Apnoea Trust 

www.isat.ie

The British Sleep Society

www.sleepsociety.org.uk

Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology

www.artp.org.uk

Practical tips

The Humber Sleep Apnoea Support group has a CPAP booklet full of practical tips which can be downloaded from www.apnoea.org.uk

Books

A monkey, a mouse and a CPAP machine: At home with Rufus the chatty chimp

Marion Maz Mason and Steve B Mason
This children’s book is written for families to explain how a CPAP machine and mask help someone living with OSA to sleep soundly.

CPAP and ventilator secrets

Marion Maz Mason with Steve B Mason, foreword by Dr John Shneerson MA DM FRCP

You can get both titles from www.hope2sleep.co.uk or call 0300 102 9711.

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Last medically reviewed: May 2016. Due for review: May 2019

This information uses the best available medical evidence and was produced with the support of people living with lung conditions. Find out how we produce our information. If you’d like to see our references get in touch.