SURVEY ON SLEEP HABITS AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF DENTAL COLLEGE STUDENTSAbstract
Aim: To evaluate sleep habits of undergraduate dental students in a private dental college and the relationship between sleep habits and their academic performance. Objective: Sleep patterns and sleep problems amongst dental students have been addressed and related to their academic performance. Materials and methods: A questionnaire on sleep habits, academic performance, and lifestyle were administered. The participants are dental students from Saveetha Dental College. Background: Sleep is a basic drive of nature. Sufficient sleep helps us think more clearly, complete complex tasks better, and more consistently, and enjoy everyday life more fully. Sleep is, in essence, food for the brain, and insufficient sleep can be harmful, even life-threatening. When hungry for sleep, the brain becomes relentless in its quest to satisfy its need and will cause feelings of “sleepiness,” decreased levels of alertness or concentration, and, in many cases, unanticipated sleep. Reason: To analyze the sleeping habits and academic performance of dental college students.