Insomnia and Related Anxiety Among Medical Students
Author(s): Elsadig Yousif Mohamed*, Salah Ahmed Abdulrahim, Waqas Sami, Abdulrahman Nasser Althaqib, Ahmed Abdullah Alzuwayyid, Khalid Abdullah Almutiri, Abdulrahman Musaad AlAbdulmunim, Khalid Hamed Alhokel
Objectives: The objectives of the current study were to determine the prevalence of insomnia among students of college of Medicine, Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia and to identify the rate of anxiety-related insomnia.
Methodology: The study design was cross-sectional conducted at College of Medicine, Majmaah University. The sample size was taken as 190. Data were collected by a pre-tested questionnaire after obtaining ethics approval. Analysis of data was performed by SPSS.
Results: Students with the subthreshold, moderate clinical and severe insomnia were 48.9%, 17.4% and 3.7% respectively. Thirtyfive (50.0%) of students who were insomniacs had mild anxiety. Forty-four (72.1%) and fifty-four (91.5%) students who had moderate and severe anxiety had insomnia respectively.
Conclusion: The study concluded that the prevalence of insomnia among medical students, Majmaah University is high. There is a significant association between insomnia and anxiety. More than half of students are complaining of insomnia and anxiety comorbidity.