INTRODUCTION Prevalence of insomnia distributed according to

 INTRODUCTION   Insomnia is a sleepdisorder that in general affects millions of people worldwide. In short,individuals with insomnia find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep foroptimum time. The effects can be devastatingIt can defined as “Inability to sleep or inability tomaintain the sleep over a small period of time” which required by theindividual.                                                ·       Insomnia canbe due to psychological issues,certainmedical conditions, medication complications, unhealthy lifestyle and sleephabits ,drug abuse etc.

·       Insomniais may be followed by daytime sleepiness, low energy, irritability,  depressed mood ,poor concentration, outburstsof anger,etc.  Symptoms of insomnia·        Difficulty in fallingasleep, including difficulty finding a comfortable sleeping position·        waking during the nightand being unable to return to sleep·        early morning awakeningand inability to fall back asleep·        feeling repressed uponwaking·        daytime sleepiness, irritability or anxiety.    The most common problem in young people with insomniais difficulty falling asleep (sleep-onset insomnia).

An insomniac may alsoexperience: waking up in the middle of the night (more common in older people) not feeling rejuvenated after sleep and not being able to function normally during the day feeling irritable and tired and finding it difficult to concentrate waking when they have been disturbed from sleep by sudden pain or noise waking early in the morning without completing required amount of sleep.    Prevalence of insomnia distributedaccording to the age           AIMThis study examined the prevalence of insomnia and itspsychosocial correlates among college students in Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed tobe) University OBJECTIVES1Toestimate prevalence of INSOMNIA and other sleep disorders amongst ALLOPATHIC, HOMEOPATHIC ANDENGINEERING STUDENTS .2Classificationof prevalence of INSOMNIA according to:-·       Age·       Gender·       Stress ·       Medication if any·       Medical illness if any·       Substance use if any 3To gradethe severity of insomnia based on the information received from the informant  METHODOLOGYThe purpose of this study isto evaluate the prevalence and correlates of insomnia using variousrecognised sleep hygiene models and indicesIn order to study numerousvariables such as depression and anxiety symptoms, worry, pre-sleep factorsdisrupting sleep will be assessed as insomnia predictors.1.

    Sample class- ALLOPATHIC, HOMEOPATHIC ANDENGINEERING STUDENTS2.    Sample size-3.    Scale used- The informants will begiven either paper or digital copies of the questionnaire to express his viewsupon.Once ,the completed questionnaire is obtained from the informant,he willbe assessed for the grade of insomnia that he is suffering from.This assessment will bedone by referring to various scales that are globally accredited such as·       Insomnia Severity Index·       Bergen insomnia scale ·       Regensburg insomnia scale·       Athens insomnia scale scoring  Insomnia is a prevalent health complaint that is often difficult toevaluate reliably.Although,with the use of standard models like Insomnia Severity Index(ISI),Insomnia can be studied effectively allowingus to obtain precise results and hence to plan the steps to counter it equally.