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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 223-228

Association of impaired sleep, impaired awakening, vitality, and fatigue related to dental caries

Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sharad Pawar Dental College, DMIMS (DU), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Shriya Jain
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sharad Pawar Dental College, DMIMS (DU), Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha - 442 001, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/amhs.amhs_105_17

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Background: For humans, sleep is a vital indicator of overall health and well-being. It is a major public health problem. Insomnia has effect on oral health. Individuals with greater sleep disturbance or individuals getting less sleep are at higher risk of impaired oral health status and behavior. Aim: To evaluate association between sleep disturbance, vitality, fatigue, and oral health-related quality of life. Materials and Methods: A total of 150 nonmedical participants of age group 18 years and above were selected on the basis of individuals getting sleep ≤6 h. Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire and standardized sleep disturbance scale (Karolinska Sleep Questionnaire), vitality scale (subjective vitality scale), and fatigue scale (fatigue assessment scale). The participants underwent an oral checkup wherein the decayed-missing-filled teeth (WHO modification) were recorded. The data were analyzed using STATA version 9.2 and ANOVA test was applied. Results: Individuals who perceived their oral health as poor/very poor reported with the highest score for impaired sleep (2.53 ± 1.02), awakening (2.50 ± 0.87), and vitality (3.12 ± 0.63) whereas the lowest score for fatigue (33.61 ± 8.47). Conclusion: An individual's lifestyle, health care habits, and behavior have an impact on overall well-being of the person.

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