A STUDY ON NOMOPHOBIA PERVASIVENESS AND ITS IMPACT ON SLEEP CYCLE AMONG YOUNGER GENERATION
Dr. P. Thirupathy Kumaresan, P. M. Thenmozhi*, S. Santhosh and N. Ponraj
Background: Advanced mobile phones have turned into a vital piece of youth and also habit towards its utilization has turned into a genuine worry among them. The goal of this study was to assess the degree of Smartphone use among younger generation and their impact on individual’s sleep cycle and their segment qualities.
Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted in 2021 and provided a set of questionnaires for 496 participants. The Smart phone Addiction Scale was used to assess smart phone addiction degree among younger participants with accepted cut-offs. Participants were divided into non-addicted smart phone users, addicted smart phone users and decreased sleep quality participants.
Results: Among 496 subjects, 424 (85.48%) subjects were addicted to smart phone usage. 72 subjects out of 496 were non-addicted smart phone users and 424 subjects out of 496 were addicted smart phone users. Among 424 subjects, 228 (87.35%) male were addicted with higher degree of smart phone addiction than female 196 (83.40%). In order to determine that people with above 5 score of PSQI are consider to have sleep disturbance, among total population 359 (72.3%) individuals have sleep disturbance.
Conclusion: Based on the study, younger generations are more addicted towards smart phone usage and it has their impact on individual’s sleep quality. This study insists that the need of awareness program among the people.
Keywords: Smart phone usage, Younger generation, Smart phone addiction, Intervention.
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