What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious and life-threatening sleep disorder. OSA occurs when a person stops breathing or has pauses in their breathing during sleep resulting in disrupted sleep and deprivation of oxygen to the body. Untreated sleep apnea leads to serious health conditions, chronic fatigue and workplace consequences.
Impact of Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea
To The Individual
In The Workplace
THE TOTAL COST BURDEN OF UNTREATED OSA IN THE USA IS $149 BILLION PER YEAR1
Untreated OSA costs businesses $86.9 billion a year in lost productivity.1
Employees with untreated OSA are nearly 2 times more likely to have a workplace accident due to excessive daytime sleepiness.12
Commercial drivers with undiagnosed OSA have an increased risk (2-7 times) of falling asleep at the wheel.1,14
Screening For OSA
Organizations that target OSA have seen substantial cost savings by reducing workplace absences, improving employee health, reducing workplace accidents and increasing productivity. Company-wide screening programs are effective to ensure all employees have easy access to OSA screening, testing and sleep apnea treatment programs while having a positive impact on an organization’s culture, performance and safety.
About RHS Wide Awake Workforce
The Wide Awake Workforce (WAW) is a division of RHS that offers workplace fatigue assessments, sleep apnea testing and treatment programs. The WAW’s accredited team of sleep professionals are dedicated to improving the sleep health of employees that results in increased organizational productivity, improved workplace safety and profitability. Our proven sleep apnea treatment programs can be conveniently implemented company-wide.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can customize a program for your organization
What We Do
The WAW Partnership Advantage
Our team of accredited sleep professionals will assist your organization with the tools to recognize symptoms of OSA, screen & test for sleep apnea and provide custom treatment.
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