Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy

Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0277

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Carolina Ferraz de Paula S

Certified Sleep Doctor, Professor at Foundation University Center Assis Gurgacz, Brazil

  • Research Article   
    Why Are Undergraduate Students Sleepy and Sleep Deprived?
    Author(s): Giovanna Caldeira S and Carolina Ferraz de Paula S*

    Sleep problems are an increasingly prevalent health condition in modern society and studies have shown that university period is a landmark for sleepiness and poor sleep quality. These sleep changes could be responsible not just for poor academic performance, but also be the cause of health issues, especially mental diseases. Sleep deprivation in university students arises from multiple factors. In this study we aimed to describe social aspects, academic workload and the correlation between daytime sleepiness and the quality of sleep between students of different academic degrees. This research analyzed the correlation between the levels of daytime sleepiness (Epworth Sleepiness Scale - ESS), sleep quality (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index - PSQI) and academic workload and applied a sociodemographic questionnaire to university students. The sample (mean age: 22.2 years, SD=4.4) .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-0277.20.9.323

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