Diagnosis of Sleep Apnoea

How the information on our site can help you

Just listen
Do you or your partner sound like this when asleep?

If so, you may well have obstructive sleep apnoea

Fill in this Epworth Sleepiness Scale for SATA
If you score is 10 or over, you may have a sleep disorder. Book an appointment with your GP, take your Epworth Sleepiness Scale completed assessment form with you and discuss possible referral to an NHS Sleep Clinic.

Fill in this Stop Bang Questionnaire Aug 2021 which helps you to assess the risk you have of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.
STOP BANG gets you to assess the following:
S=Snoring, T=Tiredness, O=Observed, P=Pressure (Blood), B=BMI (Body Mass Index) A=Age, N=Neck, G=Gender.
If your score is 3 or over take the completed form to your GP and discuss possible referral to an NHS Sleep Clinic.

For more information about sleep apnoea and its treatment with CPAP take a look at our What-is-Obstructive-Sleep-Apnoea-Jul-2021.pdf  leaflet. 

Or is you prefer, this A4 print at home Patient Information Sheet What-is-Obstructive-Sleep-Apnoea-The-Facts-A4-Jul-2021.pdf 

You can download and print these documents and take them with you to your GP, if it helps.

We also publish a range of informative leaflets, which can easily be downloaded. They are also available as A4 Patient Information sheets for simple home printing.

Follow this link:

Sleep Apnoea Trust Leaflets

NHS treatment for people from abroad has changed since leaving the EU, so please refer to this link to find out whether or not you may be charged:

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/health/help-with-health-costs/nhs-charges-for-people-from-abroad/

If you are awaiting a Sleep Study to confirm diagnosis of Sleep Apnoea or have been newly diagnosed, the information on these pages will help you understand the diagnostic process and treatment. It does not replace the guidance and advice you should seek from your Medical Professional. The Glossary of Terms may help you understand some of the words that may be used

There is also information on how Sleep Apnoea can affect your ability and eligibility to drive. The authority on driving in the UK is the DVLA whose website should always be consulted for the latest position But a more understandable interpretation of the rules can be obtained from this website.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Treatment of Sleep Apnoea
Glossary of Terms

How the Trust Helps

Diagnosis of Sleep Apnoea

Treatment of Sleep Apnoea

Information Leaflets

Q & A’s

Glossary of Terms

Find a UK Sleep Clinic

NHS – Your Rights

Email Helpline

Medical Equipment Tag

Support Group