Depression, a global health problem, is one of the leading mental illnesses.
one of the triggers. The incidence of depression is between 15% and 25% in the general population.
between. One of the most important effects of depression is sleep disorder. people with depression
They have difficulty both falling asleep and staying asleep. Sleeping disorder
seen in 75% of depressed patients. between depression and sleep disturbance
There is a vicious relationship that triggers each other. Poor sleep quality and many diseases that affect health
is the forerunner. sleep quality; It is a subjective measure of sleep satisfaction.
The primary treatment for sleep disorder is sleep medications (benzodiazepines). But addiction
It is not recommended for long-term treatment due to its adverse effects. Also, too much sleep
It has side effects such as prolonged sleep or sudden cessation of sleep. Therefore, many treatments
Alternative treatments without the risk of side effects in nursing centers and nursing practices are also available.
used. One of them is aromatherapy. Top 10 most used complementary therapies
One of the disorders is depression. For example, in the United States, approximately
It is used in the treatment of 53.6%. '' Aromatherapy is a way to prevent patients or
relax, reduce life problems and affect the mind, body and spirit
essential oils or extracts from fragrant plants to improve the quality of
It is the most commonly used essential ingredient in aromatherapy for the management of sleep problems.
oil is lavender. Lavender contains linalool and lonaloil, which have a calming effect.
A sleep disorder patient who was treated in a psychiatric clinic of a hospital in Iran in 2019.
A study examining the effects of aromatherapy with the participation of 80 depressed patients.
carried out. Participants were randomly distributed as experimental and control groups. Experimental group
aromatherapy for comparison with the control group while receiving aromatherapy sessions with lavender oil
applied with a non-almond oil (almond oil). Which group are the participants in?
not reported. How to do aromatherapy every night according to sleep patterns to all participants
taught. Aromatherapy application lasted for 14 days. All participants determined
Two different inventories evaluating depression severity and sleep quality
According to the findings obtained after analyzing all the data, 2 weeks of lavender
Aromatherapy improved the sleep quality of depressed patients. Experiment of research
While the sleep quality scores of the control group gradually increased, in the same period, the control group
no difference was observed. As a result, made with lavender essential oil
Aromatherapy as a complementary therapy in mild to moderately depressed patients.
It has been shown to be a safe way to use it.
The effect of aromatherapy with lavender essential oil on sleep quality in patients with
major depression, Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences, 2021