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Anonymous Sleep Apnoea Testing

Concerned your GP may report your sleepiness or drowsiness to the DVLA and it then impacts upon your ability to drive?

You should be! Confidential has lost its meaning.
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Why anonymous?

Why would you need anonymous testing? Because ‘confidential’ has lost its meaning..

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If you fell asleep and caused an accident – What would you say?

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Snoring may well be nothing more than a nuisance, but it might be a symptom of sleep apnoea (if you don’t know what that is then read our Overview Guide)

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People with untreated sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) are 40% more likely to be off work sick than good sleepers

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Research suggests that as many as 21% of commercial drivers may have sleep apnoea

In 2012, employee absence cost the UK economy a staggering £14 billion

DVLA state 106 days between revoking a Group 1 licence for sleep apnoea and reinstating it

The 'unspoken truth'

Some people will never discuss their sleepiness or drowsiness with a GP, because they fear they would have to stop work immediately

We offer expert, anonymous sleep apnoea testing, so employees can test without fear, get treated promptly and back to work rapidly. Making everyone safer

We are proud to work in partnership with Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

WHAT CAN EMPLOYERS DO?

The destruction of GP/patient trust

When I invented the ASAP Anonymous Sleep Apnoea Process™ in 2012, I understood that some people, for their own reasons, will not consult their GP about their symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea. Some years later, certain individuals failure to declare their relevant...
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Sleep apnoea testing & data privacy

Data Privacy Day Today, 28th January is #DataPrivacyDay. If you don't know why data privacy and seeking help for sleepiness could potentially threaten your income and career, you need to read this. We really do NOT want to discourage sleepy people from seeking help...
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BBC “Trust me – I’m a Doctor” – Screening

UK Audience only Did anyone see the BBC TV programme "Trust me - Im a Doctor"? It was on TV last night (18 Oct 2013) and discussed different types of testing for a condition, in apparently healthy people. The real 'take home' message was provided by Prof Nicholas...
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Sleep deprived new Dad

Its been some time since I blogged... I am now a very happy, proud and exhausted (relatively) new Dad. My son is about 5 months old. For the last 7 months, my wife and I have had disturbed sleep. The last two months of her pregnancy she was so uncomfortable that she...
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BBC Breakfast – Snoring & Sleep Apnoea

Snoring & Sleep Apnoea - BBC Breakfast 23rd April 2012Breakfast anchors Bill Turnbull and Louise Minchin interviewed a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) user Chris Fitzgerald and Dr Dev Banerjee a 'Sleep Expert'. Below are some notes and my comments re the...
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Does your child snore?

You might think it cute that your baby/child is snoring gently in their cot or perhaps a sign that they are sleeping well. However, sleep experts have long suspected childhood sleep related breathing disorders may harm a child. Recently, a study by Bonuck et al. was...
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Sleep Apnoea – the Final Frontier?

Currently, the most common, valid treatment option for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is positive airway pressure therapy (PAP). There is however no getting away from it, PAP is not sexy and although it is undeniably effective many find it an arduous therapy to adhere...
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A third category of oral appliance for sleep?

Custom made and universal 'One-Size-Fits-All' oral appliances comprise I believe two categories of oral appliance for snoring and sleep apnoea. On my June 2011 trip to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) meeting in Minneapolis, I enjoyed a glass with...
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Implant ‘CURE’ for obstructive sleep apnoea…

An interesting new option for sleep apnoea has been developed by a spin off from Medtronic. Inspire Medical Systems implant 'cure' is now undergoing large scale clinical trials in the US and Europe. The company hopes to receive commercial approval from the US FDA by...
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Dark chocolate and an afternoon nap

Chocolate and an afternoon napSounds like heaven for some!Now it could be that it is actually good for you too. Research unveiled recently indicated that dark chocolate may help to reduce blood pressure after meals in the livers of cirrhosis patients.This got me...
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Created by Adrian Zacherexternal_link3 | Page last updated 24th Mar 2017 

We don’t give snoring or sleep apnoea medical advice – we provide information so you may choose in a more informed way. We DO provide anonymous sleep apnoea testing in partnership with Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (medical experts). The information provided on Snorer.com is intended to complement and not replace the relationship an individual has with their own doctor. If you experience drowsiness or excessive daytime sleepiness or are worried about any aspect of health you should contact your doctor/PCP in person.

ASAP™ is CE marked, standalone, software as a medical device (SaMD).
The manufacturer of ASAP Anonymous Sleep Apnoea Process™ is Snorer.com Ltd. Sleep House, 94 High Street, Sutton Courtenay, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4AX. UK.

References from counters

  1. Sivertsen, B., Björnsdóttir, E., Øverland, S., Bjorvatn, B. and Salo, P. (2013), The joint contribution of insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea on sickness absence. Journal of Sleep Research, 22: 223–230. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2869.2012.01055.x http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2869.2012.01055.x/abstractexternal_link3. Research conducted in Norway in 2012 with 6,892 people aged 40-45 years [Accessed 24th March 2014]
  2. Berger M, Varvarigou V, Rielly A, Czeisler CA, Malhotra A, Kales SN. Employer-mandated sleep apnoea screening and diagnosis in commercial drivers. J Occup Environ Med. 2012 Aug; 54(8):1017-25.
  3. CBI Fit for purpose, Absence and workplace health survey 2013. Available here: external_link3 [Accessed 15 July 2014]
  4. Group 1 and Group 2 drivers, 106 and 103 days elapsed respectively between DVLA revoking a licence for sleep apnoea and reinstating it. Data from 2012 with permission from the DVLA, supplied in response to a Freedom of Information request (Ref FOIR3230, granted 22 January 2013)