THE PREVALENCE AND THE IMPACT OF INSOMNIA AMONG THE POPULATION OF AL-DAWADMI REGION OF SAUDI ARABIA
Aljarah Saad Alqowiz, Abdullah Alsaidan, Sanjay Kumar Deshwali* and Dr. Mohammad Arshad*
The sleeping disorder, Insomnia is the common complaint in adults because of several factors. However, epidemiologic studies targeting insomnia and its effect among Al- Dawadmi population, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have never been reported. We performed an epidemiologic survey based study to understand the status of insomnia among Al- Dawadmi population, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by an online questionnaire on 850 subjects (201 men and 649 women) using a random sampling method. More than one third (n=317, 34.5%) of the 850 subjects complained of chronic insomnia, with the prevalence being significantly higher in women (38.5%) than in men (33.3%) and (n:356, 38.5%) is complained of intermittent insomnia being significantly higher in women (43.8%) than in men (35.8%). The finding stated that insomnia is a common complaint in dawadmi city, and its prevalence in the young females is higher than in males.
Keywords: Prevalence & effect of insomnia, online survey, Al-Dawadmi Population.
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