Correlation Between Anthropometric Measures and Daytime Sleepiness in Young Adults

Correlation Between Anthropometric Measures and Daytime Sleepiness in Young Adults

Authors

  • Hetal M. Mistry
  • Ria R. Raikar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v16i3.18391

Keywords:

Correlation; Anthropometric measures; Daytime sleepiness; Young adults.

Abstract

Background: Current patterns of lifestyle, especially in young adults, linked to technological and social
development, have led to an increased prevalence of sleep disorders. Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) when
present hampers the quality of life of the individual and the overall productivity of the community as a whole.
Three major hormones which influence the metabolism of the human body namely ghrelin, leptin and insulin are
known to be affected by Inadequate sleep. The purpose of this study was to find if there is any correlation between
Excessive daytime sleepiness and body composition in order that useful interventions may be found, to reduce the
burden of these conditions.
Methods: The research involved 30 subjects between 18 to 25 years of age. Body mass index, waist-hip ratio and
neck circumference was calculated and the daytime sleepiness was measured using the Stanford Sleepiness Scale
(SSS). The Spearman rank correlation test was used for analysis.
Conclusion: Stanford Sleepiness Scale score was correlated with Body mass index, waist-hip ratio and neck
circumference individually and the p value came to be 0.5876, 0.8145 and 0.9076 respectively which is not
considered significant. Hence, no correlation was found between daytime sleepiness and Body mass index, Waisthip
ratio and Neck circumference.

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Author Biographies

Hetal M. Mistry

Assistant Professor, Physiotherapy School and Centre, Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L.
Nair Ch. Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Ria R. Raikar

Physiotherapy Intern, School and Centre, Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Ch. Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra

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Published

2022-08-09
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