Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(5): 1211-1216

Sleeping habits of medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Authors: Meshal Alaqeel, Abdulrahman Almasood, Saad Alyahya, Mohammed Alrakban, Bandar Alfarm, Musaad Alsalimi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Sleep is an important part of a healthy lifestyle; good sleep quality is especially important for medical students. Studies have shown a link between academic performance and good sleep quality. Thus, this study aimed to assess the sleep quality of medical students of King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science and to find whether the students had poor sleep quality, and how common it was. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional study. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed among preclinical medical students of King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science. It was conducted in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from April to June 2019. The questionnaire included gender, age, batch, height, weight, exercise, grade point average, Pittsburg quality of sleep index score, and Patient Health Questionnaire-9 score. Results: The total number of students who participated in this study was 228. Out of 156 male participants, 110 (70.6%) had bad sleep quality, while out of 72 female participants 58 (80.6%) had bad sleeping habit. Conclusion: Sleep disturbance was commonly affecting two thirds of KSAU-HS medical students. Sleep is affected by many factors like depression and gender. Counseling, better planning, and support should be provided to students who suffer from sleep disorders.

Keywords:
Sleep, medical students, academic performance, Saudi Arabia.


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Sleeping habits of medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences


Authors
Meshal Alaqeel
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrahman Almasood
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Saad Alyahya
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Alrakban
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Bandar Alfarm
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Musaad Alsalimi
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Meshal Alaqeel, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; aqeelme@ngha.med.sa

Publication history
Received 05 Apr 2021
Accepted 04 May 2021
Published online 19 May 2021
Published in print 06 Jun 2021

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Alaqeel M, Almasood A, Alyahya S, Alrakban M, Alfarm B, Alsalimi M. Sleeping habits of medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. IJMDC. 2021; 5(5): 1211-1216. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1617654131


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Alaqeel M, Almasood A, Alyahya S, Alrakban M, Alfarm B, Alsalimi M. Sleeping habits of medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=70694 [Access: July 25, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1617654131


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Alaqeel M, Almasood A, Alyahya S, Alrakban M, Alfarm B, Alsalimi M. Sleeping habits of medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. IJMDC. 2021; 5(5): 1211-1216. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1617654131


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Alaqeel M, Almasood A, Alyahya S, Alrakban M, Alfarm B, Alsalimi M. Sleeping habits of medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. IJMDC. (2021), [cited July 25, 2021]; 5(5): 1211-1216. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1617654131


Harvard Style

Alaqeel, M., Almasood, . A., Alyahya, . S., Alrakban, . M., Alfarm, . B. & Alsalimi, . M. (2021) Sleeping habits of medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. IJMDC, 5 (5), 1211-1216. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1617654131


Turabian Style

Alaqeel, Meshal, Abdulrahman Almasood, Saad Alyahya, Mohammed Alrakban, Bandar Alfarm, and Musaad Alsalimi. 2021. Sleeping habits of medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (5), 1211-1216. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1617654131


Chicago Style

Alaqeel, Meshal, Abdulrahman Almasood, Saad Alyahya, Mohammed Alrakban, Bandar Alfarm, and Musaad Alsalimi. "Sleeping habits of medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1211-1216. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1617654131


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alaqeel, Meshal, Abdulrahman Almasood, Saad Alyahya, Mohammed Alrakban, Bandar Alfarm, and Musaad Alsalimi. "Sleeping habits of medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.5 (2021), 1211-1216. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1617654131


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alaqeel, M., Almasood, . A., Alyahya, . S., Alrakban, . M., Alfarm, . B. & Alsalimi, . M. (2021) Sleeping habits of medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (5), 1211-1216. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1617654131


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