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- Biomedical Research (2016) Volume 27, Issue 2

Nightmares among young medical students.

Background: While people everywhere can struggle with sleep problems, poor sleep habits are clearly a problem on college campuses. Many studies reported that 15% of college students are unsatisfied with their quality of sleep. Many factors may contribute to the disturbances of sleep habits in college students.

Objectives: to examine the prevalence of nightmares among medical students and its gender relationship.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted over during the 2013-2014 academic year at the College of Medicine, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

Results: there were statistically significant relationship between students' gender and the frequency of nightmares per week (P-value=0.001), difficult falling in sleep (Pvalue=0.02), presence of insomnia (Pvalue= 0.01) , preferred drinks (P-value=0.001) and the frequency of eating fast food per week (Pvalue= 0.001).

Conclusion: These data demonstrate that sleep disturbances are a considerable issue among medical students. A high prevalence of nightmares was found in medical students.

Author(s): Tayseer Mohamed Ali Mansour, Magda Yousef

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