Sleep quality among medical students in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Neha Goyal, Sudhir Kumar Gupta


Background: Good quality sleep is necessary for overall health. Especially medical students are more prone to have sleep difficulties and with this context present study was done to assess the sleep quality among medical undergraduate students.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among undergraduate students of a medical college in Moradabad, during April to May 2019. Assessment of sleep quality was done by means of self-administered questionnaire based on sleep quality scale. Data was analysed with help of SPSSv21 and statistical tests used were Welch t-test, Chi square test and logistic regression analysis.

Results: Mean age of all 149 students was 20.99±0.91 years and mean sleep quality score of all students was 37.90±9.73. Overall 29.53% students had poor sleep quality scores. 8.7% students always have difficulty in falling asleep and 32.9% students were rarely satisfied with their sleep. Poor sleep quality has not been found to be significantly associated with age, gender, BMI and level of physical activity.

Conclusions: Sleep quality vary considerably among medical students and approximately one third of medical students had poor sleep quality. Sleep quality scale used has been found reliable.



Medical, Quality, Sleep, Students

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