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Shweta Kanchan, Krishna Kant Bhardwaj, Sunita Tiwari, Siddhant Bakshi, Prashant Vajpei
Keywords : Pandemic, Pittsburgh sleep quality index, Sleep quality
Citation Information : Kanchan S, Bhardwaj KK, Tiwari S, Bakshi S, Vajpei P. Effect of Coronavirus Disease-2019 Pandemic on the Sleep Quality of Indian Population. Indian Sleep Med 2020; 15 (3):35-38.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 22-10-2020
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Aim and objective: This survey was conducted to compare the sleep quality of the general Indian population before the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and during the pandemic using Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Materials and methods: It is a cross-sectional online survey-based study conducted on 1,000 consenting Indian adult citizens. The survey was circulated by the investigators through an online link on various social media platforms. It had questions based on PSQI to access the sleep quality. Results: The mean PSQI before the pandemic was found to be 4.37 and during the pandemic to be 5.00. Results showed that the pandemic had deteriorated the sleep quality of general population of India. All the sleep parameters in the PSQI scale showed deterioration in sleep quality due to the pandemic. Significant change was seen in the level of enthusiasm—34.3% people lacked the enthusiasm to get the things performed before the pandemic while 48.4% people lacked the enthusiasm to get the things performed during the pandemic. Conclusion: The study indicated a marked decrease in the sleep quality during the pandemic as compared to before the pandemic. Clinical significance: This survey informs about the change in sleep quality parameters due to COVID-19 pandemic.
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