Sleep Pattern of Undergraduate Medical Students of the selected Medical Colleges in Dhaka during COVID-19 Pandemic: An Online Survey

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47648/zhswmcj.2022.v0402.02

Mostarin S1 , Haque A2 , Alam MR3 , Choudhury R4 , Nurunnabi M5 , Sultana H6 , Abbas MG7

Abstract

Background: Maintaining a regular sleep pattern helps to preserve the timing of the body's internal clock and can aid in having a healthy lifestyle. Medical students are a general population sub-group that is more vulnerable to poor sleep quality.

Method: A online based cross sectional study conducted to find out the sleep pattern of 264 undergraduate medical students during COVID-19 pandemic situation by using a pre-tested semi-structured questionnaire with Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) sacle.

Conclusion: These results demonstrate that, insufficient sleep and unsatisfactory sleep-wake pattern have been documented among medical students.

Keywords: Sleep pattern, medical students, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, sleep duration, COVID-19 pandemic.


  1. MPH Fellow, Department of Health Education

    National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Dhaka

  2. Lecturer, Department of Health Education

    National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Dhaka

  3. Assistant Professor (Community Medicine)

    National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Dhaka

  4. Assistant Professor (Microbiology)

    National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Dhaka

  5. Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine

    Sylhet Women’s Medical College, Sylhet

  6. Professor and Head, Department of Health Education

    National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Dhaka

  7. Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH)

    National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Dhaka


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