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Sleep Apnoea

It is generally appreciated that driver fatigue and tiredness compromise safety. It is important however to be able to recognise "Sleepiness" where it is due to an underlying medical condition such as OSA (Obstructive sleep apnoea)

Many drivers with OSA have had a motor vehicle accident due to falling asleep at the wheel. Most sufferers do not realise that they have the condition.

Invariably, OSA victims suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness and other symptoms include:

  • Loud snoring (With periods of silence followed by gasps) 
  • Generally restless sleep 
  • Falling asleep during the day 
  • Morning headaches 
  • Difficulty concentrating/forgetfulness 
  • Irritability and or mood/behaviour changes

If any person suspects they may have this condition they should contact their GP. The condition is generally fully treatable without the need for surgery.

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