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Sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind and body in which the main features are the changes in the level of consciousness, reduced sensory and motor activity and reduced interactions with the environment. We need to have adequate sleep to maintain an optimal health and wellbeing.  Human beings need to sleep at least 6 hours during night to maintain optimal health. People who are sleeping five hours or less than five hours can alter the level of blood pressure. Sleep promotes general health, concentration and regulates the blood stress hormones and it keeps our nervous system healthy. If a person doesn’t have adequate sleep for a longer period, can change the level of stress hormone in the blood and it can increase the level of blood pressure. This study was done to find out the relationship between quality of sleep and the level of blood pressure among working adults. The descriptive research design was used to assess the relationship between qualities of sleep with the history of changes in the level of blood pressure of working adults. The study was done among the working people who are living in Jazan region. Based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria, a total of 30 participants were selected by using convenient sampling technique. The Quality of sleep of the participants was assessed by using Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index questionnaire (PSQI). The total number of male participants were 4 and female participants were 26. Majority of them were in the age group between 30 and 40 years, and most of them had a preference for mixed food habits. Majority of them were in the age group between 30 and 40 years, and most of them preferred mixed food habits. Assessment of the quality of sleep of participants shows that overall 60% of the participants have poor sleep quality.

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Physiological parameters Pittsburgh sleep quality index sleep deprivation working adults

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Aruna Jothishanmugam, K, S. B., Hawa Ibrahim Abd Alla Hamid, & Amani Abdelgader Mohammed. (2020). Quality of sleep and changes in the level of blood pressure. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(1), 1248-1253. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11i1.1965