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Draft Apology Letter to Boss for Falling Asleep at Work on Duty

Falling asleep at work is nothing new for the employees community. Some employees do it unintentionally either because they were too tired or hadn't slept well the previous night(s) and some employees do it out of sheer laziness and especially during the absence of the boss in the office.

sample apology letter for sleeping
Be professional in your work. Try best not to fall asleep at work and avoid any embarrassment. If you have by mistake fallen asleep on duty, then do apologize to your boss for the same. Do commit yourself not to repeat such an incident in the future.

Here is a sample of a letter of apology for sleeping at work.


Date: ...............

(Name of the Boss)
................ Department

Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to sincerely apologize for falling asleep at work on (Date) for a few hours. I understand it was very unprofessional on my part to do so. Although I hate to make excuses, the truth is I had not gotten a good sleep the previous night and had only slept for a couple of hours. Therefore, I unintentionally fell asleep during the working hours on duty.

If I have unknowingly created a disruption in the office or caused inconvenience to any because of this, then I am very sorry for that too. I am embarrassed and I regret it.

I understand the company has a right to make a deduction from my salary for this. I have no objection to the same. In fact, I would insist on it. Let it be a lesson to me.

Once again, I am deeply sorry for this. I assure you that this will not happen again.

Yours sincerely,

(Name of the Employee)

(Email from security guard who fell asleep during night duty)

Dear ..........,

I apologize for falling asleep yesterday night while on duty.

I truly regret it. It was unprofessional and I am sorry for this.

If needed, the salary for yesterday may be deducted from my gross salary.

Please forgive me and kindly give me another chance to get back to work.

I assure you that this will not happen again.

(Name of the Employee)