Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002493
Title: Awareness of effects of sleep deprivation among college students
Category: Pharmacology
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    Introduction: Sleep deprivation is the condition of not having enough sleep; it can be either chronic or acute. A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness, and weight loss or weight gain. It adversely affects the brain and cognitive function. However, in a subset of cases sleep deprivation can, paradoxically, lead to increased energy and alertness and enhanced mood. It has even been used as a treatment for depression. Sleep deprivation tends to cause slower brain waves in the frontal cortex, shortened attention span, higher anxiety, impaired memory, and a grouchy mood. Materials and Methods: This study is questionnaire-based survey. The survey comprises of questions pertaining to the effects of sleep deprivation among college students. This survey was administered to the 100 participants through a survey planet link. The results obtained were statistically analyzed. Results: Sleep deprivation is a major problem faced among college students of the present generation. There are several causes which attribute toward it. Irritability, mood swings, lack of motivation, swelling of eye, and headaches are consequences which may harm the health condition severely. Conclusion: College years are time of critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. This transition is involved with inadequate sleep. This chronic sleep deprivation may impair academic performance, mood regulation, and total well-being. Investigation of new approaches to promote good sleep should be prioritized.

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    Abigail Nirandhi Ranasinghe1 , R. Gayathri 2 *, V. Vishnu Priya2

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    1 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: R. Gayathri, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, 160, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Abigail Nirandhi Ranasinghe1 , R. Gayathri 2 *, V. Vishnu Priya2

    Title:Awareness of effects of sleep deprivation among college students
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10(9)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (1806-1809)
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    Methodology:The survey
    Research Materials:Sleep deprivation

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Adolescents Depression Electronic gadgets Motor accidents Sleep deprivation

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