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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 6249-6253

Sleep pattern and dozing chance among university students

1 Medical Intern, College of Medicine, AlMaarefa University, Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
2 Assistant Professor of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, AlMaarefa University, Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Mohammed S Alshamoosi
College of Medicine, AlMaarefa University, Ad Diriyah
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_941_20

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Background: Sleep is defined as a naturally occurring state of the body within a relatively inhibited sensory activity, reduced metabolic rate and decreased interaction with the surrounding. Impaired sleep affects students' productivity, this area is not fully covered in the literature. Objectives: To assess sleep patterns and dozing chance among university students. Methods: Institutional based cross-sectional study, a sample of 145 male university students from Almaarefa University aged between 19 and 27 years old, chosen randomly. A self-administered questionnaire developed specifically for this study after consulting literature and epidemiologist. It includes data about the Epworth Sleepiness scale and GPA. Data were analyzed using (SPSS, version 22.0) and (P values of ≤0.05) considered significant. The consent was obtained before data collection. Results: The majority of respondents (62, 1%) reported sleeping time of 5-8 hours per night. To fall asleep at night 13, 1% of participants indicated needing soporific. Overall, only 36, 6% of students showed good sleep behaviors. Among respondents (44, 1%) had moderate chances of dozing and 2, 8% had high chances of dozing, There was no significant statistical relationship between academic performance and bedtime (P-value = 0,231). Conclusion: The majority of respondents had poor sleep quality and moderate to high dosing chance, also, most of the participants go to bed after midnight. In addition, one fifth of participants reported sleeping less than 8 hour per day.

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