A Study on Sleep-Pattern and Sleep Hygiene Behaviors Among School Going Adolescents in Semi Urban Coimbatore


  • Vinodhini Balamurugan ACS medical college and hospital, Chennai, Tamilnadu https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6437-3450
  • Saranya Rajamanickam PSG institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu
  • Sugunadevi G Karpagam Faculty Of medical sciences, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
  • Rathan Pandiyan Karpagam Faculty Of medical sciences, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
  • Prathyusha Kadiyala ACS medical college and hospital, Chennai, Tamilnadu
  • Geetha A Karpagam Faculty Of medical sciences, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India




Adolescence, sleep quality, sleep hygiene, sleep hygiene behavior, parental monitoring


Background: Sleep plays an important role in our life. Adolescents undergo several changes with puberty and have a preference for later bedtimes due to internet usage. Evidence shows that many adolescents are not obtain-ing the required amounts of sleep (8-10 hours) due to inadequate sleep practices. The objectives of this research were to study sleep-pattern among adolescents in Semi urban Coimbatore and also to determine the sleep hygiene practices among the adolescents.

Methodology: This study is a school based cross-sectional study. A total of 300 adolescents from class VIII to XIIth were selected using simple random sampling. Data was collected from February to May 2018. A structured questionnaire for sleep pattern and Sleep Hygiene Index was used.

Results: The adolescents’ mean sleep duration was 7.49 ± 1.12 hours on weekdays and 9.32 ± 1.55 hours on weekends. Mean Sleep Pattern Index (SPI) score was 22.48±6.9 and Mean Sleep Hygiene Index (SHI) score was 17.51±6.3 in our study.

Conclusions: Majority of the adolescents had moderate scores of sleep pattern and sleep hygiene practices. Inter-ventions directed towards promoting good sleep hygiene strategies are required to improve the physical and emotional health of adolescents.


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Vinodhini Balamurugan, Saranya Rajamanickam, Sugunadevi G, Rathan Pandiyan, Kadiyala P, Geetha A. A Study on Sleep-Pattern and Sleep Hygiene Behaviors Among School Going Adolescents in Semi Urban Coimbatore. Natl J Community Med [Internet]. 2023 Jan. 31 [cited 2024 Apr. 22];14(01):52-8. Available from: https://njcmindia.com/index.php/file/article/view/2506



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