A Comparative Study of Body Composition and Sleep Habits Between Male and Female Students LC05-LC08
Dr. Mohammad Ahsan,
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Introduction: Elevated body composition is associated with many health hazards and it is also strongly associated with sleep habits of individuals.
Aim: To compare body composition and sleep habits between male and female students.
Materials and Methods: A total of 500 subjects (N=500) were chosen using a convenience sampling technique, Male students (N=250) and female students (N=250). Body composition was measured using Bioelectric Impedance Analyser, Sleep habits were measure with Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS). Independent sample t-test was used to compare body composition and sleep habit for male and female students.
Results: The result showed that there is a significant difference between male and female students for the Body Mass Index (BMI), body fat, total body water, except PSQI and ESS. Whereas, no significant difference existed between male and female students to PSQI and ESS for sleep habits.
Conclusion: Sleep habits also need further commitment towards the factors that may obstruct with good quality of sleep. Authors may develop evidence-based strategies according to the individual need for prevention of obesity and abnormal sleep habits.