The effects of aromatherapy on sleep improvement: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis.

@article{Hwang2015TheEO,
  title={The effects of aromatherapy on sleep improvement: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Eun Hee Hwang and Sujin Shin},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={
          61-8
        }
}
  • E. Hwang, Sujin Shin
  • Published 16 February 2015
  • Medicine
  • Journal of alternative and complementary medicine
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the existing data on aromatherapy interventions for improvement of sleep quality. DESIGN Systematic literature review and meta-analysis on the effects of aromatherapy. Study Sources: Electronic databases, including the Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS), Korean studies Information Service System (KISS), National Assembly Library, and eight academies within the Korean Society of Nursing Science, were searched to identify studies published between… Expand
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