Factors affecting sleep quality among the university students in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional structured interview study

Ahmed, M.S., Khan, S., Hsan, K., Sen, L.C., Yunus, F.M. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2020. Factors affecting sleep quality among the university students in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional structured interview study. Sleep and Vigilance: an International Journal of Basic, Translational and Clinical Research. ISSN 2510-2265

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Abstract

Objective: The main objective of the present study was to investigate the association of risk factors on sleep quality of Bangladeshi university students.

Method: A total of 332 students participated in a cross-sectional structured interview study.

Result: Utilizing the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, the overall prevalence of poor sleep quality among the students was 66.6%, and the prevalence was higher among the female students (81.4%). Females had a 4.1 times higher risk of having poor sleep quality (AOR = 4.12, 95% CI 2.15–7.86, p < .001). Students who usually slept less than 7 h at night had 8.4 times higher risk of being a poor sleeper (AOR = 8.41, 95% CI 4.42–16.01, p < .001) compared to those who slept 7 h or more at night. Duration of bedtime social media use was highly associated with poor sleep quality. Those who used social media 1 h or more before bedtime were 4.3 times more likely to have poor sleep quality compared to those who did not use social media at all before bedtime (AOR = 4.33, 95% CI 1.38–13.51, p = .012).

Conclusion: Prevalence of poor sleep quality was found very high among the Bangladeshi university students. Being female, having less sleep a night, and spending more than an hour using social media before sleep were independent predictors of poor sleep quality.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Sleep and Vigilance: an International Journal of Basic, Translational and Clinical Research
Creators: Ahmed, M.S., Khan, S., Hsan, K., Sen, L.C., Yunus, F.M. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Date: 18 September 2020
ISSN: 2510-2265
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1007/s41782-020-00106-4DOI
1369891Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 28 Sep 2020 13:59
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2020 13:59
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/40984

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