Many people enjoy the smell of lavender filling a room. They’ve long been aware of the relaxing properties the scent brings and have used it for both purposes. A new study further concludes that lavender oil can reduce stress and anxiety levels when it is inhaled. The Holistic Nursing Practice conducted the survey , which further indicated that inhaling lavender can also improve your sleep quality so catching zzzs is a little bit easier than it was before.
- Holistic Nursing Practice has published a study that shows that lavender oil when inhaled can help relieve patients with sleep and anxiety problems.
- This study focused on hemodialysis patients who have sleep and anxiety problems because that is the problems they mostly suffer from.
- The study consisted of 34 patients, some in the control group and some in the treatment group. The treatment group put lavender oil close to their pillow.
“People who often feel anxious and have difficulties sleeping may find lavender oil to be beneficial.”