Effect of Viola Odorata Nasal Drop on Sleep Quality of Older Adults
Author(s): Maliheh Sadat Hejazian, Javad Ganjloo, Fereshteh Ghorat,Sedighe Rastaghi
Sleep is one of the essential biological processes and has been recognized as one of the basic needs of human. It includes one third of human life. Although sleep problems are not among the inevitable consequences of aging, its rate increases with increase of age. Sleep disorders may result in various consequences among elderlies which have to be considered. Present study is a randomized clinical trial including two groups: intervention (Viola odorata oil) and control (parafin) which was carried out to investigate the effect of Viola odorata oil on sleep quality of older adults. Sampling was carried out by referring to nursing houses of Sabzevar city, elderlies unit of health center and retirement homes of the city. The data were analyzed by SPSS V 20 with significance level of p<0.05. Results showed that application of Viola odorata oil nasal drop can affect the sleep initiation, level of hypnotic drug application, sleep quality indices, mental quality of sleep and its duration with correlation coefficients of 0.51, 0.35, 0.42, 0.43 and 0.36, respectively. present study showed that application of Viola odorata oil nasal drop is effective in improvement of sleep duration among older adults.