Sleeping on the Job: are Working Hours Damaging Health and Performance?

clockSleeping on the job has become rampant nowadays. It could be due to hectic schedules that cause too much stress, unhealthy lifestyles or sleep problems. Sleep apnoea can also increase daytime sleepiness which can lead to sleeping on the job. If you sleep better, you can experience increased productivity, energy, better cognitive skills, reduced stress levels and improved motivation. An article from has focused on work sleeping, its causes and its consequences.

  • Japanese and Americans report sleeping about 30 to 40 minutes less on work days than those in the other countries surveyed, averaging 6 hours and 22 minutes and 6 hours and 31 minutes of sleep, respectively.

  • According to the National Sleep Foundation, people in Japan and the US have the least amount of sleep.

  • Data shows that napping for around 20 minutes can improve your alertness for the rest of the day but this can delay onset of sleep later on at night.

  • A short, crisp nap lasting 10 to 20 minutes long has shown to have positive effects.

  • Some workplaces have sleeping pods but experts think that this does not have good effects on all workers but can benefit tired workers.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.