Noise-Induced Sleep Disturbance in Residences Near Two Civil Airports
- Sneddon, Matthew D.
- Dec. 1995.
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- Pearsons, Karl S., Tabachnick, Barbara G., Fidell, Sanford, and Howe, Richard R.
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- A large-scale field study of noise-induced sleep disturbance was conducted in the vicinities of Stapleton International Airport (DEN) and Denver International Airport (DIA) in anticipation of the closure of the former and opening of the latter. Both indoor and outdoor measurements of aircraft and other nighttime noises were made during four time periods. Measurements were made in 57 homes located as close as feasible to the runway ends of the two airports. Sleep disturbance was measured by several indices of behaviorally confirmed awakening (button pushes upon awakening) and body movement (as measured with wrist-worn actimeters). A total of 2717 subject-nights of observations were made over the course of the study. Although average noise event levels measured outdoors decreased markedly at DEN after closure of the airport and increased slightly at DIA after its opening, indoor noise event levels varied much less in homes near both airports. No large differences were observed in noise-induced sleep disturbance at either airport. Indoor sound exposure levels of noise events were, however, closely related to and good predictors of actimetrically defined motility and arousal.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19960016745.
Accession ID: 96N22325.
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