Somerset Respiratory and Sleep Centre Frequently asked Questions

DVLA

Do I have to inform the DVLA?

It will depend on the severity of OSA you have and how symptomatic you are. You can look on the Government website for more information. (www.gov.uk/excessive-sleepiness-and-driving)

CPAP

how do I get spares for my mask?

You will be given new parts once a year. If you need more, you can purchase through Resmed directly (www.resmed.co.uk)

can I take my CPAP abroad?

Yes, it has to go as hand luggage, can be scanned safely. You may need an extension lead & travel adaptor plug in the hotel.

my symptoms are returning despite wearing CPAP, what do I do?

Call the department and we will advise accordingly. We may need to adjust the settings.