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Assessment of Sleep Quality Among Women of Childbearing Age by Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index

Anshuman Pattanaik, Arpita Priyadarshini, Sameer Vaidya, Nupur Pattanaik

Keywords : Pittsburgh sleep quality index, Pregnancy, Sleep quality, Women

Citation Information : Pattanaik A, Priyadarshini A, Vaidya S, Pattanaik N. Assessment of Sleep Quality Among Women of Childbearing Age by Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Indian Sleep Med 2019; 14 (1):7-9.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10069-0032

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-03-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Background: Complaints of sleep disturbance are more prevalent among women. Women in childbearing age (15–49 years) are prone to sleep disturbances due to the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and many other hormonal changes. So this study was designed with an objective to assess the sleep quality among women of childbearing age. Materials and methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in sleep disorder clinic and laboratory of Srirama Chandra Bhanja Medical College, Cuttack, Odhisa, India between October 2014 and September 2015. Two hundred eleven women of childbearing age participated. Sleep was assessed by the Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) scale. Results: Among poor sleeper women 56.5% were from age 15 to 26 years which is higher from other age groups. About 61.9% of pregnant women were poor sleepers. About 83.3% of the second-trimester pregnant women were poor sleepers. Conclusion: Sleep abnormality in women of childbearing age starts from a very early age. Most pregnant women suffer from sleep abnormality mainly in the second trimester.

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