The Effects of Aromatherapy, Meditation, and Blue Light on Sleep Quality

  •  Amy Potter    


Sleep insomnia, which reduces the effectiveness of sleep, is a large problem in America that affects individuals with a range of ages. Nearly 60 million people suffer from insomnia in America every year. My goal was to see if the use of aromatherapy, reduction of blue light, and practice of meditation before bed would increase sleep quality. More specifically, I will be focused on increasing the time spent in deep sleep and reducing the times one wakes up during the night. To test my hypothesis, I used the Fitbit Versa to monitor the sleep patterns of the participants of three people with and then the same three people without the pre-bed routines that may affect their sleep. While the results showed that aromatherapy meditation did improve the sleep of the participants, allowing the participant to sleep without waking up as many times are normal and feel more refreshed upon waking, the reduction of blue light had no significant impacts on the participant’s quality of sleep.

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