The Effect of Aromatherapy with Rose Water on the Deep Sleep Status of Premature Infants Admitted to NICU: A Randomized Clinical Trial Study
Author(s): Fereshteh Ghaljaei*, Nasrin Mahmoodi and Faezeh Zare Zeinabadi
Introduction: Sleep, as a biological process, plays an essential role in brain development and infant development and its effects on the development of Sensory and brain system. Studies show different psychological effects of complementary medicine methods including aromatherapy on patients. This study was conducted with the aim of investigating the effect of aromatherapy with rose water on the deep sleep status of premature infants admitted to NICU.
Methods: This randomized clinical trial study was conducted on 64 infants hospitalized in PICU. In the intervention group and the control group of patients, two drops of rose water and distilled water were poured on gas and placed next to the babies' heads, respectively. ALS scale was used to assess the sleep status.
Results: Out of 66 infants in this study, 30 wer.. Read More»