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| Published: November 22, 2020

Impact of excessive smartphone use on sleep quality and sleep length of college students

Saurav Uniyal

Student, Department of Psychology, Doon University, Dehradun, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Savita K Tiwari

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Doon University, Dehradun, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.067/20200804

DOI: 10.25215/0804.067

ABSTRACT

Like any other technology now a day’s smartphone has become a need not leisure it is absorbed by individuals as a basic need like other needs especially young college students. This addiction is affecting their lifestyle in such a manner that they find it ok to compromise with their sleep which is not good at all for their mental as well as physical health.  The current study examined the relationship between problematic mobile phone use and sleep pattern in college students. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 210 students from Doon University, Dehradun. Online google form containing self-administered questionnaire containing Mobile Phone Problematic Use Scale-10 (MPPUS-10) and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) were used. Pearson correlation coefficient was used to correlate PSQI score and MPPUS-10 score. The result showed that sleep length was not related to problematic mobile phone use but sleep quality was positively correlated with problematic mobile phone users. The study concluded that excessive use of the mobile phone was found to related with poor sleep quality and is most common among the college students. This study further brings to our notice that there should be counselling services in the colleges to help the student who are already addicted and facing the problems as they are the future of our country.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.067/20200804

10.25215/0804.067

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 4, October-December, 2020