Although the perimenopause period (menopause transition) is a stressful process in itself, this
Sleep problems are also on the rise. community-based study in Taiwan
According to the study, 46% of women in the menopausal transition are dissatisfied with their sleep.
There is a belief among perimenopausal women that sleep problems will decrease during this period.
self-help strategies or strategies before resorting to western medicine
They seem to tend to seek complementary therapies.
Aromatherapy, which is one of the complementary treatments, is widely used in the elimination of sleep disorders.
used as. Inhalation of various aromatic oils, a sleepy mind
supports the situation. A study published in a journal called Hindawi, 12 weeks
Heart rate effect of lavender aromatherapy on sleep quality in perimenopausal women
evaluated the variability data. Research, trouble sleeping between 45 and 55 years old
It was conducted with 67 living participants. A group of aromatherapy participants randomly divided into two groups.
While the other group received the treatment, the other group did not. All work is done regularly between 17:00 and 23:00 in the evening.
was made between Participants should avoid caffeinated or alcoholic beverages and
They were asked to refrain from strenuous physical activity the day before. All sessions are bright and
held in a quiet room; ambient temperature was maintained at 22–25 °C. Participants, electrodes
It was in a sitting position that gave easy access for fitting. In a comfortable chair with arm support
After resting for 10 minutes, inhalation aromatherapy was performed with 20 minutes of lavender oil.
The other group followed the same procedures but did not inhale any essential oil.
Even breathing rhythms were recorded before participants' heart rate variability (HRV) data were recorded.
checked. Measurements were recorded before and after the aromatherapy sessions. Briefly
The research protocol was prepared very meticulously. Average heart rate excluding HRV measurements
Different data such as speed were also analyzed. These measurements are related to cardiac parasympathetic activity.
considered as indicators. Lavender data from all measurements and analyzes
inhalation seriously affects the sleep quality of perimenopausal women with sleep problems.
showed that it increased significantly.
Insomnia is mainly associated with inappropriate physiological arousal. Lavender aromatherapy
its effectiveness in heart rate change reverses these excitations. changes in HRV,
It helps to modulate the insomnia factors of lavender and improve sleep quality.
considered as an indication that it interacts with the parasympathetic nervous system to become
is done. In this study, just before the participants fell asleep, the autonomic nerve
changes in their activity, especially an increase in the parasympathetic nervous system and sympathetic
indicates a decrease in nervous system impulse. This means that one's sleep
healthy transition. All these effects are the result of lavender inhalation aromatherapy.
summarized as ''refreshing subjective sleep experience'' in perimenopausal women!
The Effect of Lavender Aromatherapy on Autonomic Nervous System in Midlife Women with