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International Journal of Psychiatry Research

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

Prevalence of sleep disorders among south Indian medical students

Author(s):

Dr. K Rheea Cheriyan, Varnika Gurrapu, Ravula Purvy Manhari, S Manjula and R Sateesh Babu

Abstract:

Introduction: Sleep is one of anyone’s physiological and fundamental needs, quality of which is related to health. Quality and quantity of sleep can easily be altered in people with changes in physical and social conditions. Sleep disturbance is one of the most common health complaints among young adults and late adolescents. A number of studies have reported a high prevalence of sleep problems among individuals from these age groups, medical students being more vulnerable in this age group.
Materials and Methods: A total of 270 students were interviewed using sociodemographic data and sleep 50 scale and the data was evaluated using SPSS software for results.
Results: A total number of 270 medical students, in which 177 medical students, 39 internship students, 54 post graduates were in this study were in the study. The highest participants being medical students around 66% whereas lowest being interns around 14% Most of the participants were of age group 21-25yrs around 136 about 50% 16-20 yrs. age group 35% 26-29 age group 14% and age group 31-35 1%.
Conclusion: Sleep disorders are common among medical students and its affects their physical, psychological and their mental health in the long run. It is a necessity to address these problems before worsening of their condition these are quite common in medical field starting from first year to post graduation decreasing through the years Females being at more risk.it is worth the effort to identify and treat sleep disorders among students.

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International Journal of Psychiatry Research
How to cite this article:
Dr. K Rheea Cheriyan, Varnika Gurrapu, Ravula Purvy Manhari, S Manjula and R Sateesh Babu. Prevalence of sleep disorders among south Indian medical students. Int. J. Psychiatry Res. 2024;6(1):07-10. DOI: 10.33545/26648962.2024.v6.i1a.59
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