International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Physiology | India | Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024 | Rating: 5.4 / 10

The Impact of Sleep Quality on Stress Levels in Night Shift Workers and Non-Night Shift Workers: A Cross Sectional Study

Devi Mohan | Mary Shalu Jose [6] | J. K. Mukkadan [9]

Abstract: The sleep-wake cycle, which is regulated by the endogenous circadian rhythm, is disrupted by night-shift work. Altered sleep patterns owing to shift work have been associated with irritability, depressed mood, anxiety, and nervousness. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of sleep quality on stress in night shift workers and non-night shift workers. A cross ? sectional study was conducted in 30night shift and 30 non-night shift workers of Railway Mail Service and Postal Department, Thrissur, Kerala. Sleep quality was assessed using Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index and stress was assessed using Perceived Stress Scale. The findings revealed that a majority of night shift workers reported poor sleep quality, with a significant correlation observed between sleep quality and shift work. Furthermore, stress levels were markedly higher among night workers with poor sleep quality. Regression analysis indicated a positive association between impaired sleep quality and elevated stress levels.

Keywords: night shift, circadian rhythm, sleep quality, stress

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024,

Pages: 1420 - 1423

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