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The immediate effects of lavender-based essential oil inhalation on subsequent polysomnography in people with poor sleep quality

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of the Chinese Medical Association, April 2023
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Title
The immediate effects of lavender-based essential oil inhalation on subsequent polysomnography in people with poor sleep quality
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Journal of the Chinese Medical Association, April 2023
DOI 10.1097/jcma.0000000000000932
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Chun-Pai Yang, Cheng-Chia Yang, I-Ju Tsai, Tsung-Hsing Lin, Ya-Ling Chiou, Hsiao-Fen Wang, Ching-Mao Chang, Kuang-Hway Yih

Abstract

Although aromatherapy is considered an adjuvant therapy to promote sleep quality, few objective sleep testing instruments can confirm the effects of aromatherapy on sleep physiology. The purpose of this study was to confirm and compare the immediate effects of a single lavender essential oil (SLEO) group to a complex lavender essential oil (CLEO) group by objective polysomnography (PSG) recordings. Participants were randomly divided into the SLEO group and CLEO group in this single-blind trial to explore the sleep effect of essential oil aroma. All the participants completed the sleep-related questionnaires and underwent two consecutive nights of PSG recordings, who had one night without aromatherapy and one night with one of the two aromas randomly assigned to them. Total of 53 participants were recruited for this study, 25 participants were in the SLEO group, and 28 were in the CLEO group. Baseline characteristics and sleep-related questionnaires were similar in both groups. Both SLEO and CLEO extended the total sleep time (TST) (Δ=43.42 and 23.75 minutes, respectively) and sleep period time (SPT) (Δ=38.86 and 24.07 minutes, respectively). The SLEO group further improved sleep efficiency and increased the amounts of non-rapid eye movement (NREM) and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and decreased spontaneous arousals. However, there was no significant difference in PSG parameters between the SLEO and CLEO groups. Both SLEO and CLEO extended TST and SPT, with no significant differences between these two groups. These results warrant practical applications and merit future studies. (Clinical trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT03933553).

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Unknown 5 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 1 20%
Student > Bachelor 1 20%
Researcher 1 20%
Student > Master 1 20%
Unknown 1 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 2 40%
Unspecified 1 20%
Sports and Recreations 1 20%
Unknown 1 20%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 April 2023.
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#8,531,363
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Outputs from Journal of the Chinese Medical Association
#145
of 646 outputs
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#145,367
of 401,429 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of the Chinese Medical Association
#1
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