Awareness of sleep hygiene in medical students of Kara-chi: A cross sectional study.

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Zeba Saeed
Maqsood S.M.
Riaz Ahmed Bhutto
Umer Tariq
Mamoona Riaz


Introduction: Sleep, a neurobiological phenomenon, is very essential component for the behaviours of human beings. Sleep Hygiene is essentially a term which is used to understand lifestyle and environmental factors that influence sleep. A stu-dent when get admission in a university, it’s a turning point in his/her life as previ-ous routine is dramatically altered. This is more so if a student enters a medical college or university. While studying medicine the syllabus, timetables, duties, shifts are all manifold and hence it changes the complete environment and lifestyle of nearly all students. This in turn leads to drastic change in the pattern of sleep hygiene.
Objective: This study was conducted to assess the awareness of sleep hygiene among medical students.
Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted from March –August 2019. The approval of study sought from Ethical Review committee of Isra University. A self- administered questionnaire used to collect data after student’s verbal consent and ensuring their anonymity. Using convenient sampling technique 467 medical students were studied including those from 1st year to 5th year students. The data was analyzed using SPSS version 21.0.
Results: Showed that 59.5% of the students have not heard about sleep hygiene, 31.5% have heard it and 9% of them were not sure about it.77% of participants use social media, 72% takes shower and 63% of the students wash their face before going to the bed.
Conclusion: We concluded that majority of the medical students are unaware of Sleep Hygiene and a large portion of them uses social media before going to bed.
Key Words: Sleep Hygiene, medical students, awareness.


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Zeba Saeed, Maqsood S.M., Riaz Ahmed Bhutto, Abdullah, Umer Tariq, & Mamoona Riaz. (2022). Awareness of sleep hygiene in medical students of Kara-chi: A cross sectional study. JMMC, 11(2), 58-61.
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