Sleep Habits and Patterns of College Students

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Sleep habits and patterns of college students Issues: In the study, they used psychometrically reliable and valid instruments consisting of quantitative items to explore the prevalence of sleep difficulties in a sample of college students. Procedures: The sample consisted of 191 undergraduates’ student. They recruited student volunteers from psychology courses. Students who agreed to participate were given a survey packet that included a copy of the SQI (Sleep Quality Index), a sleep-habit questionnaire, and a brief series of demographic questions. Findings: 1. Results of the Sleep Quality Index (SQI) showed about 11% of college students having a good sleep quality otherwise, about 73% of them indicating occasional sleep problems. 2. They found that most of the students exhibited some form of sleep disturbance and that women, reported more sleep disturbance than men did. 3. Examination of sleep perceptions of students showed significant differences between the actual hours slept, sleep times during the week and estimated among of sleep for the week. 4. Students get almost as much sleep per night during the week as on weekends and that the total number of hours falls in the range (8 to 9 h/night) that is considered normal for most individual. Conclusions: 1. A large majority (73%) of the students indicated at least occasional sleep problems, with women reporting more of some difficulties than men did. 2. College students suffer a decreased level of sleep quality compared with a normal adult population 3. Environmental and other demands during college years contribute to students sleep difficulties; students stress and demands may interfere with sleep habits. 4. Responses to the survey indicate that the women reported significantly more symptoms than men did. Limitations: 1. The singular geographic location of the university in the rural

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