Assessment of Changes in Sleep Habits in Elementary Students During COVID_19 Lockdown

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Mahmoud Mohammed Ahmed, Nasir Muwfaq Younis, Rafah Raad Abdulsalam


Background: The World Health Organization has designated Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) an international emergency (WHO).

Objectives: The major goal of this study to assess of sleep habits between students during Lockdown.

Methodology: Data was collected using a cross-sectional survey approach. From September 10 to September 25, 2021, the study used snowball sampling techniques to collect data via an online survey. A number of social media sites were used to reach out to participants. The only requirement for participation was that you were the parent of a child aged 6 to 12. The "Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire" and the "Socio-demographic Information Questionnaire" (CSHQ) were completed by parents of (844) 6–12-year-old pupils between September 10 and September 25, 2021.

Results: This results of revealed that the total of 844 parents students participated students in the initial 2021 assessment. The responders ranged in age from 6 to 12, with an average age of 8.6 (SD = 1.4). In terms of response gender, the majority of the sample was male (71.56 percent ). Other demographic characteristics include the fact that the majority of the participants went to a public school (84.95 percent), were in the fifth grade (25.48 percent), and lived in an urban area (80.80 percent ).Finally, it was found that the percentage of school-age children who were suffering from problems with sleeping habits was a high percentage, i.e. up to 63.04%.

Conclusion: The study concluded that the greater physical inactivity is linked to sleep disruptions. According to our findings, sleep disruptions were also more common in children whose parents had had direct contact with someone who had COVID-19.

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