The Effect of Red Rose Essential Oil and Lavender Aromatherapy on the Frequency of Lucid Dreaming, Recalling Dreams and Sleep Quality in Female Students
AbstractThe purpose of the present research was to study the effects of red rose essential oil and lavender aromatherapy on the frequency of lucid dreaming, recalling dreams and sleep quality in female students. Forty five female students of Karaj Azad University were volunteered; and 26 individuals of them were qualified to participate in the test. The subjects were randomly selected in the three groups of red rose essential oil, lavender and control groups. The tools for carrying out the research included personal information questionnaire, lucid dream frequency scale (Schredl & Erlacher, 2011), Pittsburg sleep quality index, interviews and filling out dream notebook for recalling dreams. The experimental group underwent the treatment of aromatherapy for 7 nights. The data were analyzed by kolmogorov-smirnov and Kruskal Wallis test, the only significant difference was observed between dream recall of red rose and control group. This result shows the necessity of further studies in the field of aromatherapy and dreams.
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