TRAVEL & SLEEP APNOEA ADVICE
TRAVEL & SLEEP APNOEAOne of the biggest concerns we hear from customers with sleep apnoea is
how can I still travel, while there is more pre planning required, the good news is you still can. Don't let the thoughts of travelling with your machine put you off travelling as there really are some nifty gadgets to help you out. Most importantly, don't risk your health by not taking it with you. Considerations need to be made in particular for flying and driving after receiving a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and arguably even more important if you are pre-diagnosis, but aware you may be at risk.
Further Government Considerations
The UK government leaflet for their campaign
tiredness can killcan be found here - informing the public on the dangers of driving while tired with sleep apnoea.
Although all drivers are subject to the pressures of modern life, many drivers are unaware that some medical conditions also cause excessive sleepiness/tiredness. •Illnesses of the nervous system, such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), motor neurone disease (MND) and narcolepsy may also cause excessive sleepiness/tiredness. Sometimes these illnesses alone may cause drivers to be unfit for driving.
Tiredness or excessive sleepiness can be a non-specific symptom of Parkinson’s disease, MS and MND. It may also be related to prescribed medication. Narcolepsy also causes sleepiness/tiredness during waking hours as well as other symptoms that may be disabling for drivers.