Malaysia 2022: Mohamad Shafiee Bin Mohamed Desa | Occupational Therapy Malaysia

Delegate: Mohamad Shafiee Bin Mohamed Desa

Affiliation: Occupational Therapy Malaysia

Activity: Community Program “SLEEPING AMONG TEENAGERS” organized by Diploma Trainee Therapist Semester 4 Training Institute of the Ministry of Health Malaysia, Johor Bahru. This program is conducted to help the community understand more deeply about sleep, especially among adolescents through this program. Furthermore, it can also help increase awareness and education to the community from various angles such as how to sleep properly, tips for getting quality sleep and so on.
Sleep is one of the important daily activities in one’s life. For the record, the health-recommended sleep duration is 11 to 12 hours a day for children ages 3 to 5, adolescents (9-10 hours), while adults include the elderly (7-8 hours). According to a study done by the University of Georgia, students who get six hours or less sleep each night report feeling more tired, depressed and sad. They lose a quality sleep pattern that will cause them to have difficulty recovering energy, not be able to think clearly and creatively, have difficulty remembering, and produce negative emotions as well as poor performance throughout the day. In addition, inadequate sleep can put an individual at risk for developing corneal diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity, early death and reduced quality and productivity of life (CDC, 2015).

Due to the pandemic situation that is plaguing our country, this program is only done virtually so that the standard operating manual (SOP) can be maintained. Furthermore, this program can also increase awareness and increase knowledge to the public, especially adolescents in a community about the importance of sleep.



To increase the level of awareness among adolescents about the importance of sleep in order to reduce health problems, both physical and mental.


a) Can manage sleep time properly according to the age range of teenagers.
b) Help teenagers on things to know before getting quality sleep.
c) Reduce the risk of mental health due to irregular sleep.
d) Prevent the occurrence of chronic insomnia that can affect emotional and physical.

Invited Speakers

To make this program a success, we invited Mohamad Shafiee Bin Mohamed Desa Occupational Therapist who works at Jaya Gading Health Clinic and Fatin Atiqah binti Mohd Sukri Occupational Therapist who works at Indera Mahkota Health Clinic from Kuantan, Pahang. Speakers are invited to make this program a success as well as achieve the objectives of the program.

Location: Zoom Meet ( Online Webinar ) : Kolej Sains Kesihatan Bersekutu Johor Bahru

Date of Activity: 27 Mac 2022

Submitted by: Mohamad Shafiee Bin Mohamed Desa