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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019
A Study on Daytime Sleepiness, Factors affecting Sleep and Effectiveness of Sleep Education Program on Sleep Quality among College Students
Sakuntala | Sanjenbam Emon Chanu | Grace M. Singh 
Abstract: Poor sleep quality and daytime sleepiness are the most prevalent sleep problems globally among college students which contributes to the poor health of an individual as well as it affects academic performance of students. College students can easily adopt lifestyle changes which occur at a high rate and affects the sleep pattern and sleep behavior which contributes to the poor health of an individual. Methodology: In this study quantitative research approach was used as research approach in the study. The study was conducted at two different degree colleges of Dehradun. A total of 170 participants were assessed for daytime sleepiness, factors affecting sleep and sleep problem in the first phase. Seventy seven (77) participants had sleep problem as per PSQI and they have been included in the second phase. In experimental group, intervention was given in the form of teaching once followed by relaxation continuously for two weeks. Then sleep quality was assessed on 14th day and 28th day of intervention. Participants in control group were also assessed for Sleep quality and also follow up was done. Results: Study result revealed that majority of participants (66.6 %) had daytime sleepiness which affects mainly from psychological and lifestyle factors statistically. The mean sleep quality score in experimental group were 6.20, 2.54 and 5.26 at baseline, 14th day and 28th day of intervention respectively whereas, 6.86, 4.64 and 4.73 at baseline, 14th day and 28th day of intervention respectively in control group. Conclusion: It was concluded that there was improvement in sleep quality soon after intervention as they practiced relaxation continuously.
Keywords: Effectiveness, Sleep quality, Sleep education program, Daytime sleepiness
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019,
Pages: 1315 - 1319