Background and Objectives: Sleep is a circadian, adaptive rhythm of inactivity. Alternations in sleep duration are due to irregular cycling or absent of sleep stages and circadian rhythms. The impact of sleep duration and sleep quality on health is widely recognized. It is important to assess and analyse the factors altering sleep duration in patients by conducting a clinical interview for evaluating the sleep quality. Methods: The study was conducted in all the departments except paediatric department of secondary referral hospital with sample size of 350 patients. The data collected from the patients through data collection form. Here SPSS/ANOVA statistics were used for data analysis and interpretation. Conclusion: From the obtained results, more than 92% of patients are suffering with sleep alteration that to more common reversible factors are altering sleep. Hence more awareness is required about sleep and sleep duration during different clinical conditions of patients as well as in normal persons. Sleep awareness can be provided by patient counselling to the patients during hospital stay to increase their quality of life.
Key words: Assess, Elements, Sleep duration, Patients.