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Sleeping environment and sleep patterns of university students during the covid-19 pandemic


The social distancing imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic caused changes in routines and affected the biological rhythm, especially among young adults.


To identify the sleeping environment and sleep patterns of students at a Public University located in the Midwest region of Brazil during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Cross-sectional study with sample derived from the project: mental health, nutritional care and sleep pattern of the university community during the covid-19 pandemic, conducted with university students of both genders who answered an online questionnaire about the sleeping environment and sleep patterns collected in 2021.


106 students participated in the study, with a higher prevalence of females, 71.1% (95%CI 62.3-80.2) sleep alone and in a noisy dormitory, at room temperature without controlled air conditioning and use electronics at bedtime, 49.1% (95%CI 38.7-58.5) use electronic devices with an average duration of 01h07, 61.3% (95%CI 51.9-69.8) of these students reported having fragmented sleep, 45.3% (95%CI 35.8-54.7) with occurrence at least once a night.


The Covid-19 pandemic negatively impacted the sleep patterns and the sleeping environment, considered alarming for this vulnerable populace.


Circadian rhythm, sleep disorders, university students


Área Clínica


Universidade Federal de Catalão - UFCAT, Catalão, Centro Oeste - Goiás - Brasil


Maristela Maristela Thomazetto Gussoni, Cássia Oliveira Canedo Barbosa, Roselma Lucchese, Graciele Cristina Silva