Hi. I have a friend who was recently diagnosed with sleep ap

Hi. I have a friend who was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea and has had her breathing mask for about a week.

She was advised to inform the DVLA in a few months once she is used to the mask so that they can see her records.

Does anybody have any advice about this and whether she has to inform them? Will they suspend her driving license?

Any and all advice is welcome. Many thanks

Why, does she have narcolepsy?

@CKBlossom No she doesn’t. It was the hospital that said she needs to notify the DVLA.

I wanted to know if this is standard practice and if it’s required

Cheers

Is anybody able to help advise on this?

Also after starting on a breathing machine overnight did you experience more tiredness? If so how long did it last for?

Many thanks

@CKBlossom thank you and we are in the uk. It’s a bit ambiguous where it says “if it affects your driving”. She isn’t affected during the daytime but in tests it showed she was stopping breathing regularly during the night. She’s never suddenly fallen asleep.

Once again thank you