2019, Vol. 4, Issue 2
Sleep patterns among medical students in a metropolitan city
Author(s): Ayesha Javed Hasan, Srabani Bhattacharya and Sundaram Kartikeyan
This cross-sectional comparative study was conducted among 322 medical students (females = 156; 48.44%; males = 166; 51.56%), aged 18+ years, of either gender, in Western India to determine their sleep patterns. After explaining about the study and obtaining written informed consent, the participants were administered a pre-tested questionnaire. There was significant (Z=2.123; p=0.033) gender difference in the age distribution of participants. The differences among those staying in hostels and those staying at their homes were not significant. 130 (40.37%) respondents reported sleep disturbances due to change of environment. 52.56% female students reported that they did not experience sleep disturbances during menses. Significant gender differences were also found in sleep duration of less than six hours (Z=2.049; p=0.040), sleeping before midnight (Z=2.561, p=0.010). Students of both used mobile phones at night. The findings of this study indicate that the students require counseling and support.
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How to cite this article:
Ayesha Javed Hasan, Srabani Bhattacharya, Sundaram Kartikeyan. Sleep patterns among medical students in a metropolitan city. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(2):523-525.