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The Effect of Lavender Aromatherapy on Autonomic Nervous System in Midlife Women with Insomnia
Effect Increase
Trial Design cohort
Trial Length 16months
Number of Subjects 67
Gender f
Notes for this study:
In midlife women with insomnia, 20 minutes of lavender inhalation twice weekly for 12 weeks is associated with reduction in heart rate and heart rate variability and improvements in sleep quality; no placebo control

A Single-blinded, Randomized Pilot Study Evaluating The Aroma Of Lavandula Augustifolia As A Treatment For Mild Insomnia

Effect Increase
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 2-4 Weeks
Number of Subjects 10
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44, 45-64
Notes for this study:
Lavender aromatherapy (single blind crossover design) was associated with improved sleep quality and reduced symptoms of insomnia.

Effects Of Lavender Aromatherapy On Insomnia And Depression In Women College Students

Effect Increase
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length n/a
Number of Subjects 42
Gender n/a
Notes for this study:
In 42 college women with disturbed sleep, aromatherapy was associated with improved sleep quality in a seemingly dose-dependent manner. No control group, just one group of persons compared to baseline

Effect Of Aromatherapy On The Quality Of Sleep In Ischemic Heart Disease Patients Hospitalized In Intensive Care Units Of Heart Hospitals Of The Isfahan University Of Medical Sciences

Effect Increase
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length n/a
Number of Subjects 64
Gender n/a
Notes for this study:
In persons hospitalized for CHD, aromatherapy with lavender throughout the night while they slept for 3 days of the study period was associated with improved sleep as assessed by SMHSQ. No placebo group, only a non-aromatic control

Phase II Trial On The Effects Of Silexan In Patients With Neurasthenia, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Or Somatization Disorder

Effect Increase
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 47
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44, 45-64
Notes for this study:
80mg of Silexan for 6 weeks in persons with anxiety related disorders (neurasthenia, PTSD, and somatization disorder) was associated with a reduction of anxiety and restlessness like symptoms (associated with neurasthenia) relative to baseline in more than half of the sample.

An Olfactory Stimulus Modifies Nighttime Sleep In Young Men And Women

Effect Increase
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length n/a
Number of Subjects 31
Gender n/a
Notes for this study:
30 minutes of exposure to lavender during sleep in otherwise healthy adults increased slow wave sleep while decreasing REM sleep (the conclusions were that an improvement in deep sleep was apparent)

Silexan, An Orally Administered Lavandula Oil Preparation, Is Effective In The Treatment Of 'subsyndromal' Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo Controlled Trial

Effect Increase
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 221
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44, 45-64, 65+
Notes for this study:
10 weeks ingestion of 80mg Silexan (Lavender oil) is able to reduce anxiety and, vicariously through that, improve sleep in persons with minor anxiety