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Sleep duration among undergraduate medical and science degree college students: A comparative study

Shivanand Shriram Rathod, Vaishali Baburao Nagose, Eliyaraju Annepaka, Harish Bhuvangiri, Amrutha Kanagala, Jhansi Kanneganti.

Abstract
Background: There is an increasing incidence of sleep deprivation in all ages, with college students being specially affected. Medical students are even more susceptible to it, which may affect health-care system.

Aims and Objectives: To study the sleep duration in medical (MBBS) students and its comparison with that of in science degree (BSc) college students.

Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional study with 215 medical and 140 BSc participants aged between 18 and 25 years. They self-reported sleep duration. Accordingly, they were categorized into <7 h per night (h) with subcategories, namely 67 h, 56 h, <5 h, and ≥7 h groups. Statistical analysis was done using ANOVA and unpaired t-test using GraphPad. P ≤ 0.05 was considered statistically significant.

Results: Average sleep duration in medical students was 6.49 h, whereas in BSc students, it was 7.38 h. Difference in sleep duration in them was highly significant (P < 0.0001). About 52.09% of MBBS students are sleeping <7 h against 17.86% of BSc students. Sleep duration of <5 h was seen in 1.86% and 0.71% of MBBS and BSc students, respectively.

Conclusion: Duration of sleep per night in medical students is significantly less than that of BSc students; more than half of the medical students are sleeping <7 h in contrast to less than one-fifth of BSc students. Approximately one-fifth of the medicos are sleeping <6 h, which is not recommended for younger adults.

Key words: Sleep Duration; Medical Students; College Students; Younger Adults; Recommended Sleep Duration


 
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Rathod SS, Nagose VB, Annepaka E, Bhuvangiri H, Kanagala A, Kanneganti J. Sleep duration among undergraduate medical and science degree college students: A comparative study. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.1143517112017


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Rathod SS, Nagose VB, Annepaka E, Bhuvangiri H, Kanagala A, Kanneganti J. Sleep duration among undergraduate medical and science degree college students: A comparative study. http://www.njppp.com/?mno=283249 [Access: January 24, 2018]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.1143517112017


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Rathod SS, Nagose VB, Annepaka E, Bhuvangiri H, Kanagala A, Kanneganti J. Sleep duration among undergraduate medical and science degree college students: A comparative study. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.1143517112017



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Rathod SS, Nagose VB, Annepaka E, Bhuvangiri H, Kanagala A, Kanneganti J. Sleep duration among undergraduate medical and science degree college students: A comparative study. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.1143517112017



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Rathod, S. S., Nagose, V. B., Annepaka, E., Bhuvangiri, H., Kanagala, A. & Kanneganti, J. (2018) Sleep duration among undergraduate medical and science degree college students: A comparative study. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.1143517112017



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Rathod, Shivanand Shriram, Vaishali Baburao Nagose, Eliyaraju Annepaka, Harish Bhuvangiri, Amrutha Kanagala, and Jhansi Kanneganti. 2018. Sleep duration among undergraduate medical and science degree college students: A comparative study. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.1143517112017



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Rathod, Shivanand Shriram, Vaishali Baburao Nagose, Eliyaraju Annepaka, Harish Bhuvangiri, Amrutha Kanagala, and Jhansi Kanneganti. "Sleep duration among undergraduate medical and science degree college students: A comparative study." doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.1143517112017



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Rathod, Shivanand Shriram, Vaishali Baburao Nagose, Eliyaraju Annepaka, Harish Bhuvangiri, Amrutha Kanagala, and Jhansi Kanneganti. "Sleep duration among undergraduate medical and science degree college students: A comparative study." doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.1143517112017



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Rathod, S. S., Nagose, V. B., Annepaka, E., Bhuvangiri, H., Kanagala, A. & Kanneganti, J. (2018) Sleep duration among undergraduate medical and science degree college students: A comparative study. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.1143517112017



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