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Increasing students’ academic stress especially during exams may result in sleep disorders, fatigue, poor academic performance and low functional efficiency. The aim of this research is to investigate the effect of sleep quality on educational performance of paramedic students. This research depends on a cross-sectional observational study. The samples of the study were 150 individual who will be chosen randomly from Saudi PSMCHS-Dhahran paramedic students. Data related to demographic aspects, work-related information was gathered from the samples of the study. Finally, the data of the study was analyzed through SPSS program. Four sleep scales were adopted for the study like Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) and Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (KPDS). The level of education like diploma and bachelor had a significant relation between the ESS and FSS. Bridging level of education has relation with KPDS. Marital status and BMI were significant with ISI and KPDS respectively. Physiological distress and excessive day time sleepiness were significant with ISI, FSS and KPDS.It can be stated that sleep quality of paramedic students is affected with high ratio by the educational performance. This is because the high stress of work regarding paramedic students leads them to have less amount of sleep quality and then this affects their educational performance.

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Sleep Quality Educational Performance Paramedic Students KSA

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Sami Fawzy, Tarek M Esmael, Hany Hosny, & Arulanantham Zechariah Jebakumar. (2021). Effect of sleep quality on educational performance of paramedic students of Prince Sultan Military College of Health Sciences (PSMCHS) in the Eastern Province of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Life Sciences, 9(2), 17-31. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijprls.v9i2.1413