Research Article of American Journal of Anatomy and Physiology
DAYS OF ACADEMICS OF A COURSE OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION, GOIÂNIA, GOIÁS, BRAZIL
Andressa Moura Costa¹²*; Luis Henrique Silva Siqueira²; Lorena Tassara Quirino Vieira¹; Neuma Chaveiro¹; Lídia Acyole de Souza Oliveira¹²
Introduction: Sleep is a psychobiological phenomenon that represents the moment that the body restores the processes performed by the body during the wake, influencing the well-being and the physical and mental health of the individual. Objective: In this sense, the objective of the study was to analyze the factors associated with daytime sleepiness in university students. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional, analytical, quantitative analysis study conducted with students of the three shifts of the Physical Education course, UEG / Eseffego. Data were collected using a socio-demographic record and the Epworth Daytime Sleepiness Scale (EPWORTH, 1991). In this, adding the scoring of the scale has up to nine individual points without signs of sleepiness (SS), between 10 and 15 with signs of drowsiness (SDS) and from 16 points with excessive daytime sleepiness (SDE). Results: 305 students were evaluated, mean age 22.01 ± 4.64 years. In the evaluation of the socio-demographic profile, the majority of the sample consisted of men (52.1%), morning (56.4%), no work and / or paid internship (61.6%) and in the first two course (56.4%). When the drowsiness level was verified, 64.9% (198) presented BDS, 18.4% (52) SS and 16.5% (51) did not present BDS. SDE was higher among women (72.6% / p = 0.001), students in the last period (82.4% / p = 0.001) and morning shift (60.2% / p = 0.001). Considerations: This data is worrying since BDS can influence daily activities and, persisting, is a risk factor for the emergence of sleep disorders. In addition, this condition can interfere with the hormonal cycle and trigger more serious pathologies.
Keywords: Sleep, drowsiness, students.
How to cite this article:
Andressa Moura Costa; Luis Henrique Silva Siqueira; Lorena Tassara Quirino Vieira; Neuma Chaveiro; Lídia Acyole de Souza Oliveira. DAYS OF ACADEMICS OF A COURSE OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION, GOIÂNIA, GOIÁS, BRAZIL.American Journal of Anatomy and Physiology, 2019, 2:8