In Australia, some are asking for sleep apnea to be listed alongside epilepsy and diabetes as conditions that require a medical report before a driver’s license is issued, reports the Daily Telegraph.

They say drivers are not ­required to inform Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) they suffer from the disorder but can bring it up in court to fight driving charges.

The use of sleep apnoea as a defence is also frustrating police who investigate sleep-related accidents.