Original Article

IJMDC. 2019; 3(11): 882-888

Sleep disorders and insomnia among night shift healthcare workers: a cross-sectional study in a leading health establishment in the eastern province, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Mohammed Abbas A Al Omran, Mohammed Abdulmajeed Alibrahim, Mohammed abdulmajeed alghareeb, Fatimah Abdul hadi Alsalman, maryam fauad almoman, Maryam Hussain Hussain AlAyesh, Layla Emad alramadan, Darin Alkhars, Fadhel radi alsayed, Zainab Esam Almumen.

ABSTRACT

Background: Shift workers, people who work outside workday hours, are thought to be at risk of decreased alertness and productivity; hence, there is an increased possibility of occupational hazards to happen. Hospital employment requires health professions to be available for work at all times, and this forces the healthcare workers to take on night shifts. Thus, these workers are susceptible to occupationally related sleep disorders. The aim of this study was to assess the quality and duration of sleep among night shift health workers at the Saudi Arabian Eastern Province-hospitals. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was carried out among health workers working in eight to ten-hour shifts at Eastern Province hospitals in Saudi Arabia. A pretested, structured online questionnaire with twenty-six questions was distributed among the hospitals to healthcare workers, with a total of 252 responses received. The online questionnaire assessed and compared the difference between the sleep quality of these workers while working during the night shift, and the quality of sleep of these workers while having days off from work. Results: Responses of the healthcare workers to the online questionnaire who worked night shifts replied that they had problems falling and staying asleep (76% and 72.2% respectively). Of these, they suffered from overall poor quality of sleep (59.8%) and reported decreased mental function while awake (64.9%). Furthermore, 74% of respondents reported that during their days off, their occupational-related sleep disorders improved. However, more than half of the respondents noted that they faced difficulties in falling asleep. Conclusion: Sleep disorders are prominent within night-shift healthcare workers which affected their overall performance at work. Thus, it is recommended that such healthcare workers follow-up with sleep specialists improve their overall quality of sleep.

Keywords:
Sleep disorders, insomnia, night shift, healthcare workers


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Sleep disorders and insomnia among night shift healthcare workers: a cross-sectional study in a leading health establishment in the eastern province, Saudi Arabia


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Mohammed Abbas A Al Omran
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Mohammed Abdulmajeed Alibrahim
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Mohammed abdulmajeed alghareeb
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Fatimah Abdul hadi Alsalman
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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maryam fauad almoman
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Maryam Hussain Hussain AlAyesh
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Layla Emad alramadan
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Darin Alkhars
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Fadhel radi alsayed
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Zainab Esam Almumen
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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. Arabian Gulf University , Manama, Bahrain; moh9orn@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 12 Apr 2019
Accepted 24 Jun 2019
Published online 09 Oct 2019
Published in print 04 Nov 2019

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Omran MAAA, Alibrahim MA, alghareeb Ma, FAhA, mfa, AlAyesh MHH, alramadan LE, Alkhars D, alsayed Fr, Almumen ZE. Sleep disorders and insomnia among night shift healthcare workers: a cross-sectional study in a leading health establishment in the eastern province, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2019; 3(11): 882-888. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1555025884


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Omran MAAA, Alibrahim MA, alghareeb Ma, FAhA, mfa, AlAyesh MHH, alramadan LE, Alkhars D, alsayed Fr, Almumen ZE. Sleep disorders and insomnia among night shift healthcare workers: a cross-sectional study in a leading health establishment in the eastern province, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=43077 [Access: February 26, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1555025884


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Omran MAAA, Alibrahim MA, alghareeb Ma, FAhA, mfa, AlAyesh MHH, alramadan LE, Alkhars D, alsayed Fr, Almumen ZE. Sleep disorders and insomnia among night shift healthcare workers: a cross-sectional study in a leading health establishment in the eastern province, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2019; 3(11): 882-888. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1555025884


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Omran MAAA, Alibrahim MA, alghareeb Ma, FAhA, mfa, AlAyesh MHH, alramadan LE, Alkhars D, alsayed Fr, Almumen ZE. Sleep disorders and insomnia among night shift healthcare workers: a cross-sectional study in a leading health establishment in the eastern province, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2019), [cited February 26, 2020]; 3(11): 882-888. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1555025884


Harvard Style

Omran, M. A. A. A., Alibrahim, . M. A., alghareeb, . M. a., , . F. A. h. A., , . m. f. a., AlAyesh, . M. H. H., alramadan, . L. E., Alkhars, . D., alsayed, . F. r. & Almumen, . Z. E. (2019) Sleep disorders and insomnia among night shift healthcare workers: a cross-sectional study in a leading health establishment in the eastern province, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 3 (11), 882-888. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1555025884


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Omran, Mohammed Abbas A Al, Mohammed Abdulmajeed Alibrahim, Mohammed abdulmajeed alghareeb, Fatimah Abdul hadi Alsalman, maryam fauad almoman, Maryam Hussain Hussain AlAyesh, Layla Emad alramadan, Darin Alkhars, Fadhel radi alsayed, and Zainab Esam Almumen. 2019. Sleep disorders and insomnia among night shift healthcare workers: a cross-sectional study in a leading health establishment in the eastern province, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (11), 882-888. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1555025884


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Omran, Mohammed Abbas A Al, Mohammed Abdulmajeed Alibrahim, Mohammed abdulmajeed alghareeb, Fatimah Abdul hadi Alsalman, maryam fauad almoman, Maryam Hussain Hussain AlAyesh, Layla Emad alramadan, Darin Alkhars, Fadhel radi alsayed, and Zainab Esam Almumen. "Sleep disorders and insomnia among night shift healthcare workers: a cross-sectional study in a leading health establishment in the eastern province, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 882-888. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1555025884


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Omran, Mohammed Abbas A Al, Mohammed Abdulmajeed Alibrahim, Mohammed abdulmajeed alghareeb, Fatimah Abdul hadi Alsalman, maryam fauad almoman, Maryam Hussain Hussain AlAyesh, Layla Emad alramadan, Darin Alkhars, Fadhel radi alsayed, and Zainab Esam Almumen. "Sleep disorders and insomnia among night shift healthcare workers: a cross-sectional study in a leading health establishment in the eastern province, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.11 (2019), 882-888. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1555025884


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Omran, M. A. A. A., Alibrahim, . M. A., alghareeb, . M. a., , . F. A. h. A., , . m. f. a., AlAyesh, . M. H. H., alramadan, . L. E., Alkhars, . D., alsayed, . F. r. & Almumen, . Z. E. (2019) Sleep disorders and insomnia among night shift healthcare workers: a cross-sectional study in a leading health establishment in the eastern province, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (11), 882-888. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1555025884


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