Spent this morning researching sleep apnoea for a short story. According to the The British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association, the condition is defined as the ‘cessation of airflow during sleep preventing air from entering the lungs caused by an obstruction’. Research turned up a story about Philip Skeates, sleep apnoea sufferer (Guardian, A Breath of Fresh Air); a feature in the Independent entitled: Brahms made an awfully big noise in bed and a post about The hidden curse of sleep apnoea at metronapsuk. The real gold, however, was in the British Snoring and Sleep Apnoea forum; particularly the topic, Do I need to tell the DVLA? which has generated a lively discussion between (the brilliantly named) Tony the Bus Driver, ‘bus driver with sleep apnoea’, and fellow sufferers Dog Tired, Private Snorer and Silver Fox. Just off to read some more.
October 23, 2008