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Adults with sleep apnea more likely to experience multiple, involuntary job loss


Adults with undiagnosed obstructive were more than twice as likely to have experienced multiple, involuntary job losses compared to adults who did not have or those with moderate-to-severe apnea, a recent study suggests.

The study was published in the journal 'Sleep'.

"These results suggest that undetected obstructive could have long-term, negative effects on vocational functioning," said Patricia Haynes, an in the Promotion Sciences at the in

Nearly 30 million adults in the have obstructive sleep apnea, a that involves the repeated collapse of the upper airway during sleep.

Common warning signs include snoring, choking or gasping during sleep. can cause excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, and impairments in cognitive functioning.

The analysis of data from the ongoing, prospective Assessing Daily Activity Patterns through occupational Transitions (ADAPT) study involved 261 participants with an average age of 41 years and 58 per cent of the participants were women.

73 per cent received hourly wages rather than a salary, and about 45 per cent of the participants had a history of multiple job losses. Breathing during sleep was evaluated with a test, which revealed that 42 per cent had at

The authors noted that one limitation of the study was the inability to include body mass index in the analysis.

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First Published: Fri, June 14 2019. 14:50 IST