Angie Lillehei



Angie Lillehei, PhD, MPH, RN, Principal and founder at Noctilessence LLC, has held a variety of senior health care executive positions. She recently completed her PhD at the University of Minnesota with a successful randomized controlled trial on sleep issues and the effect of Lavender essential oil. Angie completed the Duke Integrative Health Care Leadership program in 2016 and is currently part of the leadership team at Minnesota Personalized Medicine. She brings her wealth of clinical, leadership, and research experience to Noctilessence LLC. Her mission is to to provide clinicians additional evidenced-based tools to assist patients with sleep, calm, and energy.  

Research Publications

Lillehei A, Halcón, L, Gross C, Savik K, Reis R, (2016) Wellbeing and Self-Assessment of Change: Secondary Analysis of a RCT that Demonstrated Benefit of Inhaled Lavender and Sleep Hygiene in College Students with Sleep Problems, Explore (NY)., 2016 Aug 18. pii: S1550-8307(16)30109-4. doi: 10.1016/j. [Epub ahead of print]

 Lillehei A, (2015) Sleep, Aging, and Essential Oils: A review of the literature, International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy, Volume 10, Issue 2, 2-9.

Lillehei A, Halcon L, Savik K, Reis R, (2015) Effect of inhaled lavender essential oil and sleep hygiene on sleep in college students with self-reported sleep issues: A randomized controlled trial, The Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 21, Number 7, 430-438.

 Lillehei A, Halcon L, Kreitzer, MJ, (2015) Integrative Nursing and Aromatherapy in the United States, International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy, Volume 3, Issue 4, 31-35.

 Lillehei A, Halcon L, (2014) Inhalation of essential oil vapors, Clinical Roundup for Sleep Disorders, Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Vol. 20, Issue 6, 347.

 Halcon L, Lillehei A, Melin MM, Shapiro A, Robinson C, Wound care: Multi-center feasibility study, Skin and Wound Care, Volume 29, Issue 1, 26-31.

 Lillehei A, Halcon L (2014) A systematic review of the effect of inhaled essential oils on sleep, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Vol 20, Issue 6, 441-51. (Listed as one of most read and frequently cited papers in 2014 by the publisher.)

 Halcon L, Swiontkowski M, Tsukayama D, Thiel T, Lillehei A, (2010) Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) to treat wounds with Staphylococcus aureus: Product development, clinical protocol and feasibility, International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy, Vol 1, Issue 7.