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Transcript of Insomnia
students living in Haseeb & Alrazi dormitory.
July of 2012
Dr. Siham Balla.
Thank you !
Insomnia (or sleeplessness) is an individual's report of sleeping difficulties. Insomnia is often defined as a positive response to either of two questions: "Do you experience difficulty sleeping?" or "Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep?"
Thus, insomnia is most often thought of as both a sign and a symptom that can accompany several sleep, medical, and psychiatric disorders, characterized by persistent difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep or sleep of poor quality. Insomnia is typically followed by functional impairment while awake. One definition of insomnia is difficulties initiating and/or maintaining sleep, or nonrestorative sleep, associated with impairments of daytime functioning or marked distress. Insomnia can occur at any age, but it is particularly common in the elderly.
Insomnia is a major problem facing students these days and it might be affecting their academic performance, their social relationships and many other aspects in life that could be noticed by other people surrounding them.
Insomnia as a primary symptom can be evaded by simple tips that many people do not know about and thus letting insomnia affect their daily life style.
To measure the Prevalence of Insomnia among the Students living in Haseeb & Alrazi Dormitory.
Measure the prevalence of Insomnia among the students in Haseeb & alrazi Dormitory.
To highlight the major causes of Insomnia.
Effects of Insomnia on their daily life style.
cross sectional Institutional Based Study.
Haseeb & Alrazi Dormitory for Males
Students living in the dormitory
Sample size := 0.15 * 0.85 * 1.96*1.96 / 0.05*0.05 = 196.
Samples were selected using simple random sampling.
Data Collection and Analysis
Data was collected using closed-ends questions with self Adminstration, then analyzed using SPSS 17.
the prevalence of the insomnia among medical students in the dormitory was found to be 31.1%, which is almost the same when compared to other studies like the one did in the united states which showed prevalence of 30 %
In regard to major causes, 51% of students face sleeping problems during exams, while 49 % don’t.
67.6 % of students suffer from sleeping disorders when they are under emotional stress .
51% of the students in the sample do usually take caffeine or nicotine as in coffee, tea and smoking.
Only 4.1% of the students use drugs that think it might be causing them sleeping disorders.
About 40 % of students believe that their sleeping disorders are due to environmental changes or change in place.
Regarding the effect of insomnia on the mood of students, 63.8 % of the students face mood changes due to sleeping problems, and 50.5% of those students' mood changes can be noticed by people.
The sleeping disorders "insomnia" affect 79.1 % of the daily activities of these students, basically in a negative way.
Depending on the results shown above, we can conclude that the most common causes of insomnia are firstly and highest the emotional stress , a daily life problem for students because of many factors surrounding them, socioeconomic status or emotional and family problems then come in the second place both the exams and taking caffeine or nicotine.
Changes in the environment comes in the third place.
Other causes were of minor importance.
Insomnia affects greatly the daily life activities and mood of students and theses mood changes are felt by almost half of people surrounding students who suffer from Insomnia.
Education of the students about the causes of insomnia and how to avoid them is required.
Provide comfortable situations in the dormitory.
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Insomnia is a major problem that faces students which interferes with their daily life activities especially their academic performance, yet Insomnia can be prevented and treated easily.
By this research we can estimate the prevalence of Insomnia and its major causes among the students in the dormitory .