A research was conducted on the factors that are associated with getting enough sleep each day. The research was conducted through issuing of questionnaires to four participants where the number of participants that chose each answer was recorded. Gender Number of participants Male 2 Female 2 Data analysis The data indicate that gender was one of the factors. 2 participants chose the males and the other two chose female The above representation shows that gender is a major factor in determining whether an individual gets enough but does not vary between the genders greatly.
This may be due to the responsibilities attached to each gender. Age was another factor. One participant chose that those between the ages of18- 20 years to 41-50 years. Another participant chose those between the 21-30years and 51-60 years. Two participants chose those between 31-40 years and 61 years and above. Civil status was also a factor. The data in the table below shows that the age range 31-40 and above 61 may greatly affect whether one gets enough sleep. At the age 31-40 most individuals are pre-occupied with marriage, children settling down and work.
This is likely to affect them above 61 one is retired. From 18 to 30 years one is still studying and has nothing much to worry about. From 40 to 60 years one is fully settled and comfortable. Age range (years) Number of participants Cumulative value 18-20 & 41-50 1 1 21-30 & 51-60 1 2 31-40 & above 61 years 2 4 All the 4 participants indicated the marital status, whether it was married, divorced or separated and widowed for the duration of 0 to 10 years. In this category the people are troubled and very much involved with their marital issues.
For those with marital problems they are likely not to get enough sleep while those without problems have no sleep difficulties. Individuals married for more than 10 years are likely not to have sleep troubles. The individuals are either happy in their marriages or have settled their problems. The table below indicates the comparison. Duration of civil status %ge of participants 0-10 years 100% 11-20 years 0% 21-30 years 0% 31-40 years 0% 41 and above 0% The participants did not show the number of children in the home as a determinant of whether one gets enough sleep or not.
The occupation also determined. All the 4 participants chose the employed homemaker. Living conditions: no participants chose those who live alone or with cousins, grandchildren or unrelated individuals. All the 4 participants chose those who live with spouses or their partners while two participants chose those who lived with their children and/or in-laws. When living alone or with a cousin no one troubles you. The same case applies to those who live with their grandchildren or unrelated individuals. Spouses experience marital issues that affect their sleep. The in-laws may be a source of distress.
According to the participants; current illness was not a factor since no one chose any answer from the category. For lifestyle conditions, no participant chose smoker, 3 chose alcohol drinkers, 4 chose non-smokers, and 1 chose non-alcohol drinker. According to the participants smoking does not affect but non-smoking does. Non-smokers are conscious of the environment and may or may not have enough sleeps. Alcohol drinkers are stress free individuals and are likely to sleep comfortably than non drinkers. Lifestyle conditions Number of participants Smoker – Alcohol-drinker 3
Non-smoker 4 Non-alcohol drinker 1 The number of hours of sleep each day is another factor. No participant chose the ranges 1-2 hours & 7-8 hours, 3-4 hours and 9-10 hours. All the 4 participants chose 5-6 and 11-12 hours. In the frequency of sleepiness during the day category: no one chose never sleepy during the day, 3 chose sometimes sleepy during the day, and one chose always sleepy during the day. Conclusion The above research data reveals some of the factors that contribute greatly to whether one gets enough sleep or not. Gender influences due to the roles attached to each.
Age affects those at the early stages of their life and later stages. They are involved in search of wealth to finally settle down. The same case applies to those at the early stages of their civil status. Those below 10 years in the status are greatly affected. Those factors that directly cause stress or comfort to an individual determine whether one gets enough sleep.
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