Background: The word “insomnia” comes from Latin words “in” (no) and “Somnus” (Sleep). It is most frequent, under-reported and are often neglected because of lack of awareness of the impact of such condition in our daily life style. This study was therefore conducted to determine the prevalence of insomnia and its associated lifestyle factors among attendants of patients of a tertiary care hospital at Visakhapatnam.
Methodology: An institution based descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted from April 2018 to July 2018 at a tertiary care teaching hospital, by face to face interview according to Athens Insomnia Scale by purposive sampling on a sample of 330 participants.
Results:The prevalence of insomnia was 13.3% with a female preponderance (14.4%). By calculating bivariate and logistic regression, we found that age more than 40 years had 2.6 times and currently married had 4.6 times more chances of developing insomnia.
Conclusion: This study found a significant relationship of insomnia with alcohol, tobacco consumption, married status, overcrowding, non-vegetarian diet, and urban residence. Difficulty in sleep induction and frequent midnight awakening were the major complaints reported. Further community based studies are recommended to investigate the magnitude and the determinants of insomnia.
Insomnia, age, attendants, lifestyle factors, Athens Insomnia Scale