2nd International Congress on Mental Health
Amity University, India
Title: Impact of insomnia on optimism-a predictor factor among young adults in Indian context
Biography: Aprajita Jayaswal
Recent research studies have revealed that inadequate quantity of sleep cycle and deprived sleep quality, are one of the most common emerging issues which are affecting the personality and attitude traits of an individual. There are significant research studies conducted which indicates optimism and self-esteem are the core salient features for maintaining a good health. Aim of the study : There is a dearth of knowledge regarding the possible determinants of positive optimism characteristics among young adults. Therefore, the present study was conducted to examine the relationship of optimism with insomnia symptoms among young adults. Method: Sleep parameters and optimism were assessed by administering standardized questionnaire(s) among a sample of 200 young adults aged between 17 and 26 years studying in University. Results: Statistical analysis shows strong negative correlation between optimism scale and sleep cycle, the participants exhibiting higher score of insomnia tend to show lower score on optimism scale. Conclusion: The result provides preliminary input on risk factors for insomnia and effect on optimism, as adequate amount of sleep has a strong relationship with optimism leading to a more confident and improved quality of life. This finding can be implemented to guide sleep hygiene promotion and intervention among college students.