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QUALITY OF SLEEP AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS- A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY

Taniya Lowrence, Tesna N. S., Tiji Ann Thomas, Treesa Joseph M. J., Vidya T. O., Vinaya Vincent and Nithyashree B. V.*

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Introduction: Sleep is a universal biological feature in all species, and represents a global state of immobility with greatly reduced responsiveness to environmental stimuli, which can be distinguished from coma or anaesthesia by its rapid reversibility. It is by no means a dormant state. As a basic need of mankind, sleep is important for health and life quality at all ages. When prevented from sleeping, the body tries to recover the lost sleep time. Objectives: Of the work were to assess the quality of sleep, to find the association between social demographic proforma and quality of sleep among college students. Methodology: Non experimental descriptive research design was adopted. The study included 100 college students studying in two constituent colleges of a University, Mangaluru were selected by stratified sampling technique. The Data was collected by using socio demographic proforma and quality of sleep scale prepared by the investigators. Result: The study findings showed that 3% college students had very good sleep, 23% had good sleep, 73% had fairly bad sleep and 1% had very poor sleep. There was association between number of sibling and quality of sleep. Conclusion: Based on the study finding it is concluded that majority college students has fairly bad sleep and there is no any significant association between socio demographic proforma and quality of sleep except number of siblings. The study helped in identifying the quality of sleep among college students. The study may help the future investigators to adapt different method to shape the truth.

Keywords: Quality of sleep, college students.


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