Sleep quality complaints are particularly relevant to physicians. Factors relating to anxiety and stress are one of the most important concomitants of sleep complaints in the general population. Sleep quality represents a complex phenomenon that is difficult to define and measure objectively. It varies with sex and age. Females have higher risk of poor sleep quality. Increased age is also associated with indices of poor sleep quality. combinations of sleep disorders short sleep duration and quality of sleep were associated with increased risk in the prevalence of hypertension. In another study, subjective sleep duration was negative related to depressive state.
Compared to women who slept seven hours a night, women who slept five hours or less were 15 percent more likely to become obese over the course of the study and found no significant correlation between age, weight, height, BMI and sex of students.
Subjective Sleep quality had been associated with hypertension, depressive symptoms and higher body mass index (BMI) with paucity of data in Nigeria, hence the need for this study.
Last date updated on June, 2014