Assessment of sleep quality of university students
Objective: To assess the sleep quality of university students of Karachi, and its association with mobile phone use, depression and academic performance. Methodology: A random cross – sectional study was conducted on 221 students and data was collected from different universities of Karachi business students. Results: show that depression, mobile phone use impact on sleep quality thus affect the academic performance of students. About 38.9% students were nondepressed and 61.1% students were depressed. Sleep quality score shows that 8.6% students had good sleep and 91.4 % had poor sleep, academic performance is measured in terms of last semester GPA (38%) students had GPA 2.6-3.00, (30.3%) students had GPA 3.1-3.5, (15.4%) students had GPA 3.6-4.00, (14.5%) students had GPA2.1-2.5 and (1.8%) students’ had GPA <2.0. In terms of mobile phone use, (23.1%) students spend ><5 hours, (19.9%) spend 6-8 hours, (24%) spend 9-10 hours and (33%) spend >10 hours on mobile phone. Conclusion: For the development and growth of this asset “sleep” is a very important aspect vital for normal functioning of physical and mental health of students. There is a need to control sleep problems and prevent its complications through proper counselling of students about the significance of sleep. Good quality of sleep can develop better academic, physical and psychological performance of university students.