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What are some of the key symptoms of sleep apnea that tend to present in the workplace?

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By John Hawes | Last updated: September 24, 2018

Some key symptoms of sleep apnea that may present in the workplace are morning headache, memory loss, irritability, difficulty concentrating and/or excessive daytime sleepiness. The symptoms occur at nighttime while sleeping. The most common symptom is snoring. Sleep apnea is common, but often goes undiagnosed and it can drastically affect workplace productivity and safety. However, it is a treatable condition and employers that suspect sleep apnea should test those in safety-sensitive positions, and send recommend testing for those who aren't.

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John Hawes is the CCO and co-founder at SureHire Occupational Health Testing. John graduated in 2001 from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy. As a former physical therapist, John uses his knowledge of physical therapy and interest in ergonomics and biomechanics to devise fit for work testing.

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