The Correlation of Sleep Patterns toward Student Academic Ability of the Pre-Clinic Students of the Oldest Faculty of Dental Medicine in Indonesia
Naufal Taqiyuddin, Adinda Firyal Salsabila, Desintya Rahmadhani, Ficky Indra Chusnurraafi, Jihan Nabila, Aryo Kusumo Dwipo
Background: Some studies suggests that one third of adult’s experience poor sleep habits. Students are one of them, this is because students experience stress due to academic burdens changing sleep patterns and affecting student academic ability.
Objective: To determine the correlation between sleep patterns and academic abilities.
Methods: The research design used was cross-sectional using a self-administered Google form questionnaire given to students of the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Airlangga University, from the third and fifth semester through social media.
Results: This questionnaire was filled in by 100 respondents (49 respondents from the third semester student and 51 respondents from the fifth semester students). As many as 91 students had less sleep duration (<7 hours) before the exam, as many as 2 students had sleep duration more than 8 hours before the exam, and as many as 7 students slept for 7-8 hours before the exam.
Conclusion: The majority of third and fifth semester students have less sleep duration, which is less than 8 hours. Getting enough sleep at night before the exam is positively related to the final grades of Pharmacology and Therapeutic II and physiology II courses for students.