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The present study was undertaken with an objective to observe the effect of sleep duration on spo2 and pulse rate in males and females and to create awareness among the general population to improve the quality of life. The present study has been performed at Little Flower Medical Research Centre, Angamaly, Kerala, India. A total of two hundred and twenty two healthy male and female college students, with mean age 18.55 ± 0.94 were participated voluntarily in the medical camp comprising 110 males and 112 females. Two investigators of our study recorded Spo2 and pulse rate by using pulse oximeter from the students at the same time. The participants were grouped into two groups, those who sleep more than seven hours and those who sleep for less than seven hours and their spo2 pulse rate were compared. The analysis of data was done by SPSS 20.0. Independent sample t test is used for data analysis. Spo2 is equal in both the groups. However pulse rate is slightly lower in the students who sleep less than seven hours. However this is not statistically significant (P value 0.372). Our study suggests that Pulse rate is slightly lower in the students whose sleep duration is less. No significant change is observed in spo2 in our study. Hence this study merits to continue with higher sample size.

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Issue: Vol 2 No 1 (2014)
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Published: Jun 30, 2014
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Sai Sailesh, K., Padmanabha, P., Abraham, J., Angel, J., & J.K, M. (2014). A Study On Effect Of Sleep Duration On Spo2 And Pulse Rate In College Students Of Angamaly, Kerala. Asian Journal of Health Sciences, 2(1).

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