Assessment of Determinants of Sleep Deprivation amongst Post Graduate Students of Government Medical College, Amritsar
Keywords:sleep deprivation, daytime sleepiness, post graduate students, night duties, sleep hygiene, workload,
Background: Sleep is an active, repetitive and reversible state of perceptual disengagement from the environment.
A chronic lack or poor quality sleep increases the risk ofvarious disorders.Post graduate students is at the top of
the list of sleep deprived individuals.
Material and methods: A cross sectional study was conducted amongst the post graduate students of Government
Medical College, Amritsar. All the post graduate students admitted to various pre, para and clinical departments
during the years 2018, 2019 and 2020 formulated the sample size for this study.Semi structured proformae were
developed for data collection. Chi-square test was applied, where p-value of <0.05 (on both sides) was considered
to be statistically significant
Results: According to PSQI poor sleep quality was among 178(58%) post graduate students , excessive daytime
sleepiness according to ESS was among 120(40%) post graduate students and sleep hours <7 hrs were among 182
(66%) post graduate students. After compiling results of all three, 223(72%) post graduate students were found
to be sleep deprived. Association of sleep deprivation with sleep hygiene and night duties was found to be
Conclusion: Increased amount of workload on the residents and more number of night duties affect the sleep of
the post graduate students and majority of them feel exhausted and fatigued after their night duties
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