Research Article
Volume 2 Issue 12 - 2020
Sleep Quality and Daytime Sleepiness among Nursing Students in One of Private Healthcare University Settings in Malaysia
Nursyahirah Ilyana Binti Ramli1, Aini Ahmad2, Nurul Fariza Mustafa3, Roziana Abd Rahman3 and Annamma Kunjukunju4*
1Undergraduate Student, School of Nursing, KPJ Healthcare University College, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
2Post Graduate Coordinator, School of Nursing, KPJ Healthcare University College, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
3Lecturer, School of Nursing, KPJ Healthcare University College, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
4Senior Lecturer and Research Coordinator, School of Nursing, KPJ Healthcare University College, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
*Corresponding Author: Annamma Kunjukunju, Senior Lecturer and Research Coordinator, School of Nursing, KPJ Healthcare University College, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
Received: August 06, 2020; Published: November 30, 2020


Sleep has an essential role in our life. It is one of the components of Henderson’s 14 basic human needs. Poor sleeping habit could lead to diverse of issues. Previous studies show that poor sleep is common in undergraduate students and medical students in Malaysia. However, sleep quality among nursing students has not been studied. Thus, this study was conducted to verify the daytime sleepiness and sleep quality among nursing students in one of the private University settings in Malaysia.

Using a convenience sampling method, the study was conducted among 211 undergraduate nursing students. An online self-administered questionnaire was used to carry out the survey. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index were used to identify daytime sleepiness and verify the sleep quality, respectively. Data analysis was done using Statistical Analysis Package for Social Sciences version 20.0.

The findings revealed that overall, 40% (n = 74) were having daytime sleepiness and 73.5% (n = 136) were classified as poor sleeper. This study showed that sleep quality has no correlation with daytime sleepiness (p > 0.05).

Almost half of the students had daytime sleepiness and sleep quality among undergraduate nursing students in this study was significantly poor. Hence, intervention is needed to increase the awareness and knowledge of nursing students regarding good sleeping habits and issues related to poor sleep quality.

Keywords: Sleep; Sleep Habits; Daytime Sleepiness; Sleep Quality; Insufficient Sleep; Nursing Students


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Citation: Annamma Kunjukunju., et al. “Sleep Quality and Daytime Sleepiness among Nursing Students in One of Private Healthcare University Settings in Malaysia". EC Nursing and Healthcare 2.12 (2020): 23-32.

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