Sleep Disorder Screening

Sleep Disorder Screening

Many sleep disorders are undiagnosed and untreated. One of the most common sleep disorders, especially among shiftworkers, is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA is a sleep disorder in which there is an obstruction of the airway during sleep, causing a cessation in breathing, resulting in highly disrupted sleep and increased sleepiness and fatigue during waking hours. Employees with untreated sleep apnea are a greater risk and cost for your company because:

  • They are at least twice as likely to have a fatigue-related accident as the rest of the population
  • They incur health costs twice as high as other patients
  • They spend twice as much time in the hospital
  • They have twice the hypertension risk and triple the heart disease risk

By implementing a program that screens for and then treats sleep apnea, 24/7 operations can:

  • Reduce absenteeism associated with apnea-induced fatigue and medical conditions
  • Improve performance with a better-rested, healthier and more alert workforce
  • Cut medical costs
  • Reduce fatigue-related accidents on the job and while commuting

If this is your situation:

  • Have high absenteeism rates, and excessive health care costs
  • Suspect that a significant number of employees are sleepy on the job
  • Have a high rate of incidents and suspect that are human error or fatigue related
  • Need to implement a comprehensive fatigue risk management system, and to include sleep disorders screening in it

This is how CIRCADIAN can help you:

CIRCADIAN offers a proven, cost-effective way to screen for sleep apnea. We set up the entire screening and treatment program and manage the overall process. CIRCADIAN ensures accurate and consistent results.

CIRCADIAN program is confidential for employees. This encourages greater employee participation and higher treatment rates. For those identified at risk for sleep apnea, CIRCADIAN provides counseling and referral to certified sleep specialists for evaluation and treatment. Your company's medical plan generally covers screening and treatment.

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