Mediterranean Journal Of Pharmacy And Pharmaceutical Sciences

Impact of energy drink consumption on pattern and quality of sleep among students in libyan international medical university

  • Authors Details :  
  • Nouha E. El-shintiri,  
  • Adel Elsharksi,  
  • Iman E. Mohamed,  
  • Noor H. Aboshawesh,  
  • Mohamed A. Aldressi

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Consumption of energy drinks was significantly associated with sleep problems, which are progressively used regardless of negative health effects particularly among adolescents and young adults. The goal of this study is to examine the relationship between energy drinks and sleep patterns on college students by more than one parameter. Target number of students was taken to be 1 000 participants and the study reached 434 participants were invited via self-administered questionnaire at Libyan International Medical University students during 2020 and 2021 in all levels which consisted of 20 questions and the main measurements are dependency, negative effect of energy drink and effect of energy drink on sleep. The results showed that the consumption prevalence rate of energy drinks amongst participants is 59.4%. The majority of participants enrolled in this study are male (52.5%) and 47.5% were female students. In conclusion: energy drinks consumption is a risk factor of poor sleep quality between Libyan International Medical University students. An awareness must be increased about energy drinks consumption to confirm the relation to sleep quality and general health.

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