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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Study of sleep disruption and its effects on Medical trainees

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Author Details : Vinod RS, Pradeep C, Achyuth Shankar

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2017

Article Page : 485-487

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Introduction: Good quality sleep and adequate amount of sleep are important in order to have better cognitive performance and avoid health problems and psychiatric disorders.
Aim: The aim of this study was to describe sleep habits and sleep problems in a population of interns of Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences.
Subject and Method: Sleep habits and problems were investigated using a convenience sample of interns from Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences. The study was carried out during Oct. to Dec. 2015 with population consisted of total 60 medical interns. A self-administered questionnaire developed based on Epworth Daytime Sleepiness Scale was used. Data was analyzed by using SPSS version 16.0.
Results: In this study, out of 60 medical students, 39 students had abnormal levels of daytime sleepiness while 23 were border line. Sleep quality in females was worse than the male.
Conclusion: Disorders related to poor sleep qualities are significant problems among medical interns in our institution. Caffeine and alcohol ingestion affected sleep and there was high level of daytime sleepiness. Sleep difficulties resulted in irritability and affected lifestyle and interpersonal relationships.

Medical Interns, Sleep disorders, Sleep habits, Sleep quality


How to cite : Vinod Rs, Pradeep C, Shankar A, Study of sleep disruption and its effects on Medical trainees. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2017;4(4):485-487

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