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Keywords

internet addiction, sleep, student

 

Authors

  1. Demir, Gokce PhD
  2. Arslan, Selda PhD
  3. Kocoglu-Tanyer, Deniz PhD

Abstract

Purpose: The aim of the study is to determine daytime sleepiness in university students and its relationship with internet addiction as the determinant.

 

Method: A descriptive cross-sectional design was used. Study population consisted of 1,150 first- and fourth-year students studying in some faculties at a university located in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey.

 

Findings: In this study, it was determined that the students obtained a mean score of 5.9 +/- 2.1 points from the daytime sleepiness scale and the rate of those with daytime sleepiness problem was 17.9%. Furthermore, 52.3% of the students had a sleep duration of 7-8 hours. An increase in internet addiction mean score increases the risk of daytime sleepiness approximately one time.

 

Conclusions: Increase of internet addiction score increases the risk of daytime sleepiness approximately one time.