Insomnia is a common problem that affects numerous American workers, who have difficulty performing at their best, thanks to daytime drowsiness and fatigue. Now, a recent study has shed light on this growing problem, and the results are stunning.

Costly Problem

New research appearing in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry estimates that insufficient sleep is responsible for 274,000 workplace errors and accidents every year. According to the study, these incidents aren’t just dangerous, they are especially costly. Researchers estimate that insomnia-related workplace issues result in $31 billion in unnecessary annual costs for American businesses.

Sleep Apnea Partially to Blame

Because sleep apnea causes frequent waking, sufferers tend to suffer from maintenance insomnia. This results in chronic insufficient sleep, which promotes problems at work and increases the risk of medical issues, such as diabetes, dementia and heart disease.

Getting Help

As more studies highlight the importance of sleep, insomniacs are reaching out for help. If your sleep apnea is keeping you awake at night, Dr. Berry can provide you with a sleep apnea treatment that works quietly without causing the annoying problems associated with traditional CPAP therapy. Contact his office online or call (303) 691-0267 to learn more.