American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products
2019, Vol. 7 Issue 4, Part A
The effect of Aromatherapy on sleep quality in the older adults: A review study
AUTHOR(S): Abohassan Farhang Sardrodi, Faraj Hosseinian and Bahareh Kashanimovahhed
ABSTRACT:Insomnia has a major negative effect on the quality of life of the elderly and has a significant reduction in the quality of their daily functioning. Therefore, the present review study was conducted to determine the effect of aromatherapy on elderly sleep quality based on articles published from 2004 to the end of 2018.129 articles were found, of which finally 123 articles lacked inclusion criteria of study after screening titles, abstracts and full text. These articles showed that aromatherapy had positive effectson sleep disorders and daytime drowsiness. Of course other factors such as sleep time, sleep latency, satisfaction after awakening, set the awaking time, daytime sleep disorder and reduction of the amount of sleep medication had changes. It is recommended that aromatherapy shows the potential to be applied as a therapeutic and safe complementary and alternative therapy for the management of sleep quality in the older adults.
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How to cite this article:
Abohassan Farhang Sardrodi, Faraj Hosseinian, Bahareh Kashanimovahhed. The effect of Aromatherapy on sleep quality in the older adults: A review study. Am J Essent Oil Nat Prod 2019;7(4):25-29.