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The Effects of Aromatherapy on Sleep Improvement: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis

Title
The Effects of Aromatherapy on Sleep Improvement: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis
Authors
Hwang, EunheeShin, Sujin
Ewha Authors
신수진
SCOPUS Author ID
신수진scopus
Issue Date
2015
Journal Title
JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
ISSN
1075-5535JCR Link

1557-7708JCR Link
Citation
JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 61 - 68
Publisher
MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS WOS
Document Type
Review
Abstract
Objectives: To evaluate the existing data on aromatherapy interventions for improvement of sleep quality. Design: Systematic literature review and meta-analysis on the effects of aromatherapy. Study Sources: Electronic databases, including the Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS), Korean studies Information Service System (KISS), National Assembly Library, and eight academies within the Korean Society of Nursing Science, were searched to identify studies published between 2000 and August 2013. Study Selection: Randomized controlled and quasi-experimental trials that included aromatherapy for the improvement of sleep quality. Of the 245 publications identified, 13 studies met the inclusion and exclusion criteria, and 12 studies were used in the meta-analysis. Results: Meta-analysis of the 12 studies using a random-effects model revealed that the use of aromatherapy was effective in improving sleep quality (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.540-1.745; Z=3.716). Subgroup analysis revealed that inhalation aromatherapy (95% CI, 0.792-1.541; Z=6.107) was more effective than massage therapy (95% CI, 0.128-2.166; Z=2.205) in unhealthy (95% CI, 0.248-1.100; Z=3.100) and healthy (95% CI, 0.393-5.104; Z=2.287) participants, respectively. Conclusion: Readily available aromatherapy treatments appear to be effective and promote sleep. Thus, it is essential to develop specific guidelines for the efficient use of aromatherapy.
DOI
10.1089/acm.2014.0113
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