Sleep apnoea and work
A National Sleep Foundation Poll in the United States has found that nearly 1 in 3 people are classified as “at-risk for any sleep disorder”.1
If you suffer from sleep apnoea, you probably experience the following symptoms:
- Daytime drowsiness
- Reduced level of alertness
- Impaired concentration
These side effects of sleep apnoea can negatively impact your work performance and productivity.1 Indeed, not getting enough sleep can lead to:
- Impaired reaction time
- Impaired listening skills
- Problems making decisions
- Problems with information processing and short-term memory
- Decreased vigilance and motivation
- Increased moodiness and aggressive behavior
If you have sleep apnoea, you are more likely to come in late to work, fall asleep, make errors and get injured on the job.1 Approximately 13% of work injuries are attributed to sleep problems. In addition, employees with sleep problems run double the risk of being injured at work.2
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