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How Sleep Apnea Can Affect Your Job

Submitted by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Mon 06/16/2014 - 09:42

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you know how frustrating it can be to wake up each morning feeling more exhausted than when you went to bed the night before. Not to mention, suffering from sleep apnea on an ongoing basis can affect aspects of your daily life — including your job performance. Here, Dr. Ivan F. Stein of New Jersey Sleep Apnea Solutions discusses how chronic sleep apnea can negatively impact your performance at work.


No one likes a cranky coworker. Unfortunately, irritability can be a symptom of sleep apnea. If you find that you are overly irritable or chronically irritable for no reason, you may want to schedule a consultation to determine if you suffer from this sleeping disorder.

Difficulty Concentrating

In addition to being unnecessarily irritable, sleep apnea can also make it difficult for the sufferer to concentrate during the day. If your mind wanders or you find it hard to focus on the task at hand, it is time to find out what is causing your inability to concentrate.

Slow Reaction Time

Feeling exhausted during the day can lead to a slow reaction time. This may not be a big deal if you are, let’s say, a librarian. However, if your job requires you to have a quick reaction time, this can be a dangerous problem. In fact, for truck drivers, air traffic controllers, police officers and individuals in similar job positions, a slow reaction time can be deadly.

Difficulty Making Decisions

If you hold a leadership role at your company, keep in mind that your decision-making skills might suffer as a result of sleep apnea. Without at least seven hours of restorative sleep each night, your ability to make critical decisions will mostly likely plummet.

Whether you are a CEO of a large company or a stay-at-home parent, sleep apnea can negatively impact your daily life and natural abilities. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, contact us for help. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Stein or his trusted staff, contact New Jersey Sleep Apnea Solutions by calling (855) 949-7667.