Studies have shown that obstructive sleep apnea can harm our health by increasing our risk for diabetes, heart disease, cancer, dementia and more. Sadly, it can also negatively impact our livelihoods by making us less productive at work.
We all know that even one poor night’s sleep can make it difficult for us to meet deadlines and perform important tasks. Unfortunately for sleep apneics, sleep difficulties don’t just happen every once in a while. Because it causes people to wake frequently at night gasping for breath, obstructive sleep apnea results in chronic sleep deprivation. Over time, this can cause serious problems at work, resulting in lower earnings and potential job loss.
A Serious Issue
Sleeping difficulties cost U.S. companies a lot of money in lost productivity. In fact, research led by Harvard Medical School and the World Health Organization (WHO) found that insomnia costs American companies $63 billion annually. Because sleep apnea promotes maintenance insomnia characterized by frequent waking, it is responsible for a huge chunk of this lost money.
Sleep deprivation results in more errors, higher absenteeism, lower productivity and more office strife; after all, tired workers tend to be more uncooperative and impatient when dealing with clients and colleagues.
Additionally, workers may find that they have an overall lower job satisfaction, because of how they perceive their jobs. With all of these negative feelings combined, work can become a dread for both the worker and everyone they interact with. In the end, without sleep we simply cannot reach our full potential, whether we’re on the job or at home parenting children.
Get Help Today
Don’t let a sleep disorder ruin your attitude towards work and put your job in jeopardy, please contact us today to for a simple solution. With treatment you can escape all the disturbing consequences associated with sleep apnea.