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Safarzade S, Tohidinik H. The sleep quality and prevalence of sleep disorders in adolescents. J Research Health 2019; 9 (6) :471-479
URL: http://jrh.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-970-en.html
1- Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran , somayeh.safarzade@yahoo.com
2- Department of Public Health, School of Health, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran
Abstract:   (2076 Views)
Sleep has a key role in the development of adolescents. Sleep is effective not only in physical growth, but also in behavior, emotion, cognition, attention, and school performance of adolescents. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the quality of sleep and the prevalence of sleep disorders in adolescents of Gonabad city. The statistical sample consisted of 1153 adolescents studying in the secondary high schools of Gonabad city. A demographic questionnaire, the pittsburgh sleep quality scale, and global sleep assessment questionnaire were used to collect data. 75.3% of the adolescents had low and inappropriate sleep quality. In addition, disturbances in beginning of sleep (16.7%), Disturbances in maintaining sleep (11.5%), daytime fatigue (31.6%), daytime sleepiness (24.7%), sleep disorder due to daily intense activity (27.8%), Breathing pause (10.2%), snoring (9.4%), restless leg syndrome (16.9%), periodic movements limb (11.7%), sleepwalking disorder (11%), having nightmare (8.5%), secondary insomnia (18.2%), feelings of anxiety and worry (26.4%), and Disturbances in daily work (26%) were the other obtained results. According to the poor quality of sleep and prevalence of sleep disorders in them, it is essential to respect the causes of the issue to reduce the negative consequences.
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: ● International Health
Received: 2015/01/8 | Accepted: 2015/05/19 | Published: 2019/11/13

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