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Apology Letter to Boss for Falling Asleep at Work on Duty

Falling asleep at work is nothing new for the employees. Some employees do it unintentionally because they were too tired or had not slept well the previous night(s). Some employees do it out of sheer laziness, 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 to avoid any embarrassment. If you have by mistake fallen asleep on duty, then you should apologize to your boss.

Here are samples of apology letters and emails 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 did not had 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 have caused inconvenience to any because of this, then I am very sorry for that. 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. I would consider it as 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 Sir/Madam,

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)