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Correlation of sleep quality with Musculoskeletal health in young adults

Usmaan Nadeem Topiwala, Neeraj Mahajan, Salman Beg, Mohd Aatif Vohra.


Background: Quality of life is interrupted due to low back pain in all age groups. However, higher incidences of disability are especially seen in ageing population of low-income and middle-income countries. Their resources are limited and literacy is less. The effects will be exaggerated in low-income and middle-income countries. The causes of sleep disturbances in mature adults and young adults are very different. Musculoskeletal pain has a complex multifactorial relationship with sleep quantity and quality.

Aim and Objectives: The aim of the study was (i) to estimate occurrence rate of back pain with relation to sleep quantity and (ii) to estimate occurrence rate of back pain with relation to sleeping location.

Materials and Methods: This was a descriptive, cross-sectional in which young adults within Age group of 16–21 years were taken. Those with previous back disorders, myopathies, extreme obesity were excluded. Sampling size was 330 students. Data collection was computer-based and was analyzed through excel software and Chi value was calculated.

Results: Highest occurrence of back pain based on sleeping location in adolescents is due to sleeping on bed having an extremely soft mattress 64.7% (22). Highest occurrence of back pain based on sleep duration in adolescents is when sleeping

Key words: Back pain; Sleep Quantity; Sleep Location; Young Adults

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