RE: cedar and sleep

Ian Goddard (
Thu, 19 Nov 1998 18:50:42 -0500

At 10:42 PM 11/19/98 +0100, you wrote:
>> Abstract
>> We investigated whether exposure to the odor of extracted cedar essence
>> has (i) an influence on spontaneous activity and sleep-wake states of rats
>> and (ii) a sleep-promoting effect on human daytime nap after taking an
>> ordinary night's sleep. In rats exposed to CE, spontaneous activities and
>> amount of wake were significantly decreased, while the amount of non-rapid
>> eye movement (NREM) sleep was significantly increased. In human daytime
>> NREM sleep stage 2 latency was significantly shortened after exposure
to CE.
>What consequences does this have?
>Could someone translate this for the non-medics?

IAN: I read it saying cedar essence induced more sleeptime, and that that sleep was deeper sleep than normal, since non-rapid-eye-movement sleep implies deep sleep. So if you have sleep trouble, try some cedar essence. I recall having seen pillows with various essences.

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