Sleep is very essential to promote proper
functioning as human beings. Yet, in the “medical society”, whether as a student
or practitioner, it’s a known fact that a lot of individuals struggle with different
types of sleep disorders of varying degrees. Recent studies have been able to shed
light on the detrimental effects of inadequate sleep on the general health and productivity
of a person. The Circadian rhythm dictates the body’s natural bedtime-wakeup schedule.
The better the quality of sleep, the less likely we are to experience significant
daytime sleepiness. When a student has to do 8 courses, go to school for 10 hours
and do extracurricular activities like volunteering, the time it will take to cover
all of those tasks, sleep seems almost impossible for medical students. Regardless
of whether previous students, now practitioners, were able to complete these tasks
does not indicate that there is no problem. It is important we research this correlation
because we need to know if this aspect in our day-to-day lives affects our outcome
in academics. As students, we are expected to do a lot in a short span of time and
pass exams with flying colours. As such, we must investigate one of the proposed
factors that leads to poor academic performance in students. For the purpose of
this research, our sample community would be limited to Texila American University
Students in MD1-MD4.
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