C&M’s Monitored Self-Managed Wellness Program
offers a practical solution for managing these risks by giving companies access to a sleep/sleep apnea program that incorporates a care management approach.
Our program can help you:
- Decrease healthcare cost
- Reduce accidents and liability
- Improve retention/reduce turnover
Our program can help your employees:
- Improve quality of life
- Understand the impact sleep & sleep apnea can have on overall health and promote behavioral change
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Getting Employees Connected to Good Health
We assist employees with a convenient way for them to get personalized sleep therapy data, tailored coaching, message reminders and educational videos and guides. Employees can register on their preferred mobile or web-based device and then log in and start receiving a daily report. This system is user-friendly with easy navigation to give employees an optimal experience with their supported device.
Staying Connected Longterm
Employees can choose to receive emails and/or text messages with suggestions on ways to improve their experience with therapy. These messages often include a video link that provides detailed therapy tips to help them stay on track.
All employees will receive a series of messages over the first 90 days of therapy to help them get acclimated. These messages are created by experienced clinicians and based on employee feedback to ensure they are both meaningful and well-timed. They provide encouragement and tips for addressing common therapy challenges, as well as cleaning and inspection reminders.
People with untreated sleep apnea have:
Being awake for 17 hours is the equivalent of having a blood alcohol level of 0.05.
Being awake for 20 hours is the equivalent of having a blood alcohol level of 0.1.
The Sleep-Deprived Employee
Clearly, sleep deprivation causes serious problems in both personal life and the workplace. It often is cited as a primary or secondary cause of industrial and motor vehicle accidents. It also has been cited as a reason for unscheduled absenteeism, which is at a five-year high.
Sleep deprivation negatively affects work performance—productivity and quality—and working relationships. Without adequate sleep, employees have more difficulty concentrating, learning, and communicating. Memory lapses increase. Problem-solving abilities decline. Sleep-deprived employees can be moody and less tolerant of co-workers' differing opinions, making them more prone to reactionary outbursts and other relationship-destroying behaviors. Work relationship problems impact the entire organization. They contribute to inefficiency and job dissatisfaction.
Work and relationship problems increase stress levels, which in turn exacerbate sleep problems. Combine sleep problems, added stress, and the anxiety sleep deprivation sufferers feel as they approach bedtime—will I have trouble falling asleep; will I sleep through the night; will I get enough sleep—and the situation can appear hopeless. It's not. Once diagnosed, most sleep disorders can be corrected.
More than 20% of American workers-including health care workers, police, security guards, and transit workers—are on the evening or night shift. About 60% to 70% of shift workers experience sleep disturbances. These individuals fall asleep on the job two to five times more often than day-shift workers do. Sleepiness can be catastrophic for people in these vital roles. Sleep-deprived physicians, for example, make a greater number of errors than their better-rested colleagues. Fatigue often plays a role in overnight rail, plane, truck, and maritime accidents.
Fatigue refers to mental or physical exhaustion that stops a person from being able to function normally. Fatigue is more than simply feeling tired or drowsy. It is caused by prolonged periods of physical and/or mental exertion without enough time to rest and recover.
Fatigue can be a major source of stress among employees, and fatigue can significantly affect an employee’s capacity to function. It can have impact on an employee’s performance and productivity, and increase the potential for workplace injuries to occur.