INTRODUCTION Prevalence of insomnia distributed according to

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

 

Insomnia is a sleep
disorder that in general affects millions of people worldwide. In short,
individuals with insomnia find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep for
optimum time. The effects can be devastating

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It can defined as “Inability to sleep or inability to
maintain the sleep over a small period of time” which required by the
individual.

                                               

·       
Insomnia can
be due to psychological issues,certain
medical conditions, medication complications, unhealthy lifestyle and sleep
habits ,drug abuse etc.

·       Insomnia
is may be followed by daytime sleepiness, low energy, irritability,  depressed mood ,poor concentration, outbursts
of anger,etc.

 

 

Symptoms of insomnia

·        
Difficulty in falling
asleep, including difficulty finding a comfortable sleeping position

·        
waking during the night
and being unable to return to sleep

·        
early morning awakening
and inability to fall back asleep

·        
feeling repressed upon
waking

·        
daytime sleepiness, irritability or anxiety.

 

   The most common problem in young people with insomnia
is difficulty falling asleep (sleep-onset insomnia).

An insomniac may also
experience:

waking up in the middle of the night (more common
in older people)
not feeling rejuvenated after sleep and not being
able to function normally during the day
feeling irritable and tired and finding it
difficult to concentrate
waking when they have been disturbed from sleep
by sudden pain or noise
waking early in the morning without completing
required amount of sleep.

 

 

 

 

Prevalence of insomnia distributed
according to the age

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIM

This study examined the prevalence of insomnia and its
psychosocial correlates among college students in Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to
be) University

 

OBJECTIVES

1To
estimate prevalence of INSOMNIA and other sleep disorders amongst ALLOPATHIC, HOMEOPATHIC AND
ENGINEERING STUDENTS .

2Classification
of prevalence of INSOMNIA according to:-

·       Age

·       Gender

·       Stress

·       Medication if any

·       Medical illness if any

·       Substance use if any

 

3To grade
the severity of insomnia based on the information received from the informant

 

 

METHODOLOGY

The purpose of this study is
to evaluate the prevalence and correlates of insomnia using various
recognised sleep hygiene models and indices

In order to study numerous
variables such as depression and anxiety symptoms, worry, pre-sleep factors
disrupting sleep will be assessed as insomnia predictors.

1.    Sample class- ALLOPATHIC, HOMEOPATHIC AND
ENGINEERING STUDENTS

2.    Sample size-

3.    Scale used-

 

The informants will be
given either paper or digital copies of the questionnaire to express his views
upon.Once ,the completed questionnaire is obtained from the informant,he will
be assessed for the grade of insomnia that he is suffering from.

This assessment will be
done by referring to various scales that are globally accredited such as

·       Insomnia Severity Index

·       Bergen insomnia scale

·       Regensburg insomnia scale

·       Athens insomnia scale scoring

 

 

Insomnia is a prevalent health complaint that is often difficult to
evaluate reliably.Although,with the use of standard models like

Insomnia Severity Index(ISI),Insomnia can be studied effectively allowing
us to obtain precise results and hence to plan the steps to

counter it equally.