Efficiency of Chamomile Essential Oils on Sleeping Quality of First-year University Students
Keywords:chamomile oils, sleeping quality, mental health, university students.
Objective: This is the quasi-experimental research proposed to study the efficiency of chamomile essential
oils on sleeping quality of the first-year university student.
Methods: The sample was selected on 20 students with poor sleeping quality. The study was done weekly in
2 weeks, intervened with chamomile essential oil. Research tools were the 3-parts questionnaires including
personal information, quality of sleep and environmentally influencing sleep. Data were analyzed in
Results: The sleeping quality of the 1st year university students in chamomile group, compare mean and
standard deviation of experimental group found that the mean pre-test sleep quality was M = 80.20, SD =
6.65, with poor sleep quality overall and after 2 weeks of trial participation M = 55.65, SD = 10.32, which
had moderate sleep quality. In experiment with the experimental group, it was found that after 2 weeks of
using chamomile essential oil, the sleep quality of the experimental group improved. According to statistical
comparison, t = 2.494, p-value = .022.
Conclusion: This study uses of chamomile essential oil showed an improvement in the sleep effect of the
experimental group. To be concluded that chamomile essential oils improved the sleeping quality significantly
as the well-known lavender essential oils. However further study in larger group is recommended.
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