As a patient with a severe case of obstructive sleep apnea, Phillip Skeates tells the Swindon Advertiser about how CPAP has changed his life for the better.

Phillip Skeates, from Moredon, hit the headlines in 2008 when doctors diagnosed him with the worst case of sleep apnoea in the country – surviving on just 14 minutes sleep a night.

Sleep apnoea caused the 46-year-old’s airways to close up to 90 times an hour, after which he would briefly wake up without regaining consciousness before the process would begin again.
The father-of-three was unaware of the condition for two decades and only sought medical advice when his wife Lisa complained about his loud snoring.