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RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 201-205


Correlation between sleep habits and academic performance in medical students of Majmaah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Nida Gulzar Zeb, Nusrat Zareen, Wajid Ara Asra, Kamran Afzal Ahamed.

Abstract
Objective: To assess the correlation between sleep habits and academic performance in Medical students of Majmaah University, KSA.
Methodology: First to fifth year MBBS students of Majmaah University were selected by convenient sampling technique. Participants were provided sleep analysis, and academic performance questionnaires. Based on studentsí responses, a mix of two types of sleep habits students were identified. Group A (n=183) was categorized as bad sleep habit group and Group B (n=67) as good sleep habit group. Both groups responded to their academic performance questionnaire. Teaching faculty were also inquired for the studentsí performance and their feedback was recorded as good, average or below average. The data were analysed by SPSS version 23 applying chi square test to analyse the qualitative data.
Results: Statistical comparison between groups A & B showed a significant difference in their academic performance. Thirty-eight percent of group A had not cleared their previous module exams, as compared to only 1.5% of group B students. While 91% of group A, lost alertness during the late hours of academic activity, only 51% of Group B reported to be in attentive. The comparison of faculty feedback was also significantly better for good sleep habits group.
Conclusion: It was concluded that there is a positive association of sleep quality with academic performance in medical students.

Key words: Academic performance, Medical students, Sleep.


 
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Zeb NG, Zareen N, Asra WA, Ahamed KA. Correlation between sleep habits and academic performance in medical students of Majmaah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 201-205.


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Zeb NG, Zareen N, Asra WA, Ahamed KA. Correlation between sleep habits and academic performance in medical students of Majmaah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 201-205.



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Zeb NG, Zareen N, Asra WA, Ahamed KA. Correlation between sleep habits and academic performance in medical students of Majmaah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. RMJ. (2020), [cited March 28, 2020]; 45(1): 201-205.



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Zeb, N. G., Zareen, . N., Asra, . W. A. & Ahamed, . K. A. (2020) Correlation between sleep habits and academic performance in medical students of Majmaah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. RMJ, 45 (1), 201-205.



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Zeb, Nida Gulzar, Nusrat Zareen, Wajid Ara Asra, and Kamran Afzal Ahamed. 2020. Correlation between sleep habits and academic performance in medical students of Majmaah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (1), 201-205.



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Zeb, Nida Gulzar, Nusrat Zareen, Wajid Ara Asra, and Kamran Afzal Ahamed. "Correlation between sleep habits and academic performance in medical students of Majmaah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia." Rawal Medical Journal 45 (2020), 201-205.



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Zeb, Nida Gulzar, Nusrat Zareen, Wajid Ara Asra, and Kamran Afzal Ahamed. "Correlation between sleep habits and academic performance in medical students of Majmaah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia." Rawal Medical Journal 45.1 (2020), 201-205. Print.



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Zeb, N. G., Zareen, . N., Asra, . W. A. & Ahamed, . K. A. (2020) Correlation between sleep habits and academic performance in medical students of Majmaah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (1), 201-205.








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