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Exploring Students’ Sleeping Awareness and Possible Causes of Falling Asleep in Class

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1110257, PP. 1-12

Subject Areas: Medical Education, Nursing

Keywords: Sleeping Awareness, Causes of Sleep Deprivation, Sleep in Class

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The purpose of this survey was to identify whether students of Taktse Central School get adequate sleep or not, which has a direct impact on the academic achievement of the students. Further, it also explored some of the possible causes of students falling asleep in class. A two-part survey questionnaire consisted of student’s demographic details viz. gender, age, and grade level. The second part has 13 objective questions. Questions 2 to 7 were a four-point Likert scale that drew students’ sleeping awareness, and the other remaining questions 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 asked some of the possible causes of dozing off in class. Data were collected anonymously by sharing the link through online Google forms. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data. There were 336 participants consisting of 49.1% female and 50.9% male, with ages ranging from 15 to 22. The results indicated that students of Taktse Central Students rarely get adequate sleep, and some of the main causes of sleeping in class include having to wake up early in the morning, having a busy schedule, and prolonged periods of teaching. Inadequate sleep may contribute to adolescents’ health problems, increase social issues and have a negative impact on academics. A solution to sleep deprivation among students could include making changes in the school timing, such as delaying the early morning studies, deferring school start time and also shortening teaching periods.

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Pem, K. , Choden, K. , Wangmo, C. , Gyeltshen, T. and Dolkar, K. (2023). Exploring Students’ Sleeping Awareness and Possible Causes of Falling Asleep in Class. Open Access Library Journal, 10, e257. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1110257.

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