Effects of Insomnia on University Students

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INTRODUCTION This research plan focuses over the most likely effects of insomnia on the day to day life of a university student. Influential factors like lifestyle, physical health and psychological health, predicts the onset of insomnia into one’s life. These factors in turn disturb the equilibrium of life and helps in understanding insomniac affects on academic performance, social life and psychological well being of a university student. In doing so, one can determine the implication of the research and its applicability to the contemporary context. LITERATURE REVIEW Introduction In this 21st century, the rapid stride developments of science and technology have undoubtedly made the life of the mob, easy and comfortable.…show more content…
4), figured out the statistics prevalence of insomnia to 50-60%. Sleep being the primary need in student’s life enhances cognitive functioning and learning, only if it is uninterrupted and thorough (Gaultney, 2010, p. 94). Gaultney (2010, p. 94) state that amalgamation of newly acquired knowledge and old information is encouraged by the sleep after studying hours. So it is vital to treat insomnia to perk up student’s performance. Due to the inconsistent schedule of university students, daytime sleepiness is very widespread. Pagel and Kwiatkowski (2010, p. 4) state that daytime sleepiness is associated to feeling sleepy during the day because of waking up in the mornings with the feeling of tiredness and unrefreshed, which then leads to lack of concentration in studies. As a result students drop universities and colleges because of their inability to manage and overcome sleep disorders (Gaultney, 2010, p. 96). It is therefore important to raise the awareness of insomnia among university students to restrain the retention and graduation rates (Gaultney, 2010, p. 94). Insomnia affects behavioural and psychological well being In this modern day world, sleep disorders like insomnia are counted as a major challenge to public health, because of its significant relation to behavioural health risks. Statistics from
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