Assess the prevalence of selected sleep disorder among adolescent’s girls
Dr. Kalabarathi S and Abarna M
Sleep disturbance is defined as inadequate sleep with abnormal quality and quantity leading to daily activity dysfunction. Sleep disturbance is classified to early or late insomnia, extreme sleepiness, sleep and waking schedule problems and parasomnia. The present aim was to assess the prevalence of selected sleep disorders among adolescents girls .A quantitative approach with non-experimental descriptive research design was adopted for the present study. 50 students were recruited as study participants by convenient sampling technique. Data was gathered by exploiting a self structured questionnaire for both the demographic variables and for assessing the prevalence of sleep disorders. Outcome of the present study revealed that, the mean score was 5.00 prevalence of insomnia among adolescents girls, the mean score 4.26 of prevalence of sleep apnea among adolescents girls,the mean score was 4.04 of prevalence of narcolepsy among adolescents girls, the mean score was 4.2 in prevalence of restless legs syndrome among adolescents girls, the mean score was 3.92 in prevalence of REM sleep behaviour among adolescents girls.