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Valerian for Sleep: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Overview of attention for article published in American Journal of Medicine, December 2006
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82

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Mentioned by

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7 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
14 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
video
2 video uploaders

Citations

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154 Dimensions

Readers on

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168 Mendeley
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2 Connotea
Title
Valerian for Sleep: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Published in
American Journal of Medicine, December 2006
DOI 10.1016/j.amjmed.2006.02.026
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Authors

Stephen Bent, Amy Padula, Dan Moore, Michael Patterson, Wolf Mehling

Abstract

Insomnia affects approximately one-third of the adult population and contributes to increased rates of absenteeism, health care use, and social disability. Extracts of the roots of valerian (Valeriana officinalis) are widely used for inducing sleep and improving sleep quality. A systematic review of randomized, placebo-controlled trials of valerian for improving sleep quality is presented. An extensive literature search identified 16 eligible studies examining a total of 1093 patients. Most studies had significant methodologic problems, and the valerian doses, preparations, and length of treatment varied considerably. A dichotomous outcome of sleep quality (improved or not) was reported by 6 studies and showed a statistically significant benefit (relative risk of improved sleep = 1.8, 95% confidence interval, 1.2-2.9), but there was evidence of publication bias in this summary measure. The available evidence suggests that valerian might improve sleep quality without producing side effects. Future studies should assess a range of doses of standardized preparations of valerian and include standard measures of sleep quality and safety.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
Brazil 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Unknown 164 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 67 40%
Researcher 22 13%
Student > Master 22 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 7%
Other 11 7%
Other 34 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 57 34%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 21 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 12%
Unspecified 18 11%
Other 32 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 82. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 May 2019.
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#191,389
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Outputs from American Journal of Medicine
#95
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#1,048
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