Association between Excessive Use of Mobile Phone and Insomnia among Pakistani Teenagers Cross Sectional Study

  • Lubna Farooq MPhil, Assistant Professor, Baqai Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Akhtar Ali MPhil, Lecturer, Ziauudin Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Sehrish Mahmood MBBS, Lecturer, Baqai Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Mahnoor Farzand BDS, Lecturer, Baqai Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Hina Masood MBBS, Lecturer, Baqai Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Sumreen Mujahid MPhil, Lecturer, Baqai Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
Keywords: Mobile Phone; Psychological Health; Sleep Quality, Nomophobia, Blue Light


Introduction:In the era of modern technology mobile phones have becoming popular, especially in teenagers. Besides of its uses there are various undesirable psychological and physical impact on heath. Aims and objectives: The purpose of this study was to access the link among Excessive Use of Smart Phone and there sleep pattern among Pakistani Adolescents.

Materials and Methods: A detailed cross sectional study was performed on a total of 500 medical graduates range between 18 and 24 years who were using mobile phone atleast a year. Self-designed Questionnaire is given to them having details of their frequency and pattern of using smart phone. Sleep quality was analyzed by using Pittsburg Sleep Quality index .Chi square test was also perform to check the link between frequency of mobile phone and quality of sleep.P value < 0.005 were considered as significant.

Result: Out of 500 participants, the frequency of mobile phone usage was more in males 70% as compare to females30%. Their age varied from 21to 24 with mean age of 20 ± 1.9 years.  Most of students use mobile phone in night 188 (38%)and 202 (40%) participants using mobile phone unlimited. 366 (73%) students mentioned that they start using mobile phone at intermediate level and claimed that no surveillance of the mobile phone being done by the parents . Students who were using unlimited mobile phone reported that they take more than 1 hour to sleep that showed a significant (p-value <0.001) correlation between more mobile phone use and time taken to sleep.

Conclusion: The results of our study conclude that excessive mobile phone usage leads to sleep disturbances and poor quality of sleep. That may implement negative effects on student’s mental and physical health along with this it can also affect the students’ educational performance and daily life activities.


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Farooq, L., Ali, A., Mahmood, S., Farzand, M., Masood, H., & Mujahid, S. (2019). Association between Excessive Use of Mobile Phone and Insomnia among Pakistani Teenagers Cross Sectional Study. American International Journal of Multidisciplinary Scientific Research, 5(4), 10-15.
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