Headache a Big Headache in Punjab University

Posted by: admin on: May 10, 2012

High stress coupled with irregular sleep habits has been leading to severe headaches amongst students .This has lately been affecting academics according to a pilot study in Chandigarh.


An alarming revelation indicates high stress among Punjab University students, with over 69.23% of them suffering frequent headaches, of which 90.47% blame high stress for the unhealthy fact.

“It is because of such high stress that the academic performance of students is suffering. The primary cause of headache among students is high stress and second most common is irregular sleep,” said Nandha. The study gathered data through a structured questionnaire and respondents included 76% females and 24% males.

“Since it was a pilot study, its horizon will be expanded. However, the fact that the academic performance is affected by such health concerns, calls for some attention,” she added. Most of these students suffering from severe headaches, nearly 80%, complained they experience ache for as long as 3 hours at a stretch. In most of these cases scalp tenderness was a common factor.

Ref: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-03-04/chandigarh/31121045_1_headache-pu-students-high-stress

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