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  • Reapplying for Driving licence.

    I had to stop driving after I informed the DVLA I had been diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea back in January. I was subsequently informed I faced an 82 week wait for a sleep clinic appointment, this was before the whole COVID-19 which of course would extend that wait. In the end fearing for my health which my wife informed me was getting worse night by night we privately sourced an APAP machine which has been a revelation. Now I face the task of proving I’m safe to drive, my doctor has indicated there is nothing he can do, any advice on how anyone else has dealt with this?

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    Good Morning,

    Thank you for your post.

    Can I kindly ask which CPAP machine you have? Then I can tell you how to access your CPAP therapy data from your machine to see how well your CPAP therapy is going.

    I would suggest talking to the DVLA to ask what proof they require.

    You can also talk to the Sleep Apnoea trust to see what they can advise - http://www.sleep-apnoea-trust.org/co...-apnoea-trust/

    Kelly

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    • #3
      It’s a Resmed Airsense 10 autoset. Many thanks.

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      • #4
        Good Morning,

        The ResMed Airsense10 CPAP machine has Bluetooth connectivity. Have you created an MyAir Account - https://myair.resmed.eu/default.aspx?redirect=1

        If not, then please create one and then link your machine to your account. This should give you access to then view your CPAP data.

        If you ask the DVLA what they require, then you should be able to print off or pdf a report to give them the data they may need.

        Please let me know how you get on.

        Kelly

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        • #5
          Thank you for your help :-)

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          • #6
            Hi

            You are more than welcome.

            Kelly

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mrsoftytop View Post
              I had to stop driving after I informed the DVLA I had been diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea back in January. I was subsequently informed I faced an 82 week wait for a sleep clinic appointment, this was before the whole COVID-19 which of course would extend that wait. In the end fearing for my health which my wife informed me was getting worse night by night we privately sourced an APAP machine which has been a revelation. Now I face the task of proving I’m safe to drive, my doctor has indicated there is nothing he can do, any advice on how anyone else has dealt with this?
              You should be able to send in your data card to the clinic and the DVLA will ask them if you are compliant.
              DVLA will not (normally accept your word for it, but things are not normal just now) so go through your clinic.
              When you reapply, put down the clinic and the doctor treating you.
              The DVLA will contact them. As long as you are compliant you should have no problems.
              You can try phoning the DVLA, but have all the details to hand, you will need to contact your clinic so they can look at your data card.
              You may have to send your card into the clinic. Before you contact the DVLA, so contact the clinic first, some clinics might download it remotely.
              Hope this helps.
              S2S - Sleep2Snore

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