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Lavender Oil: The New Sleep AidNichols, AudreyThe purpose of this research paper is to discuss and evaluate the benefits of lavender oil within the general population and hospitalized patients. Specifically, this paper will look at aromatherapy use with lavender oil within the hospitalized population and it’s ability to better sleep quality within these patients. Sleep is a major factor in the boies ability to heal, and the hope of this research is to determine whether lavender oil would be an effective option for patients struggling with sleep disturbances during their hospital stay. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of lavender oil, previously conducted research articles and studies were used and review these potential benefits. After sixteen studies and articles were examined, it was determined that lavender oil shows statistical improvements in overall sleep quality and depth of sleep within the population. Because of these positive results, it is suggested that hospitals within the United States begin to offer lavender oil as an option for patients upon admission in order to better the overall patient experience.