Accession Number : AD0762988

Title :   Simulated Sonic Booms and Sleep: Effects of Repeated Booms of 1.0 PSF,

Corporate Author : CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Personal Author(s) : Collins,William E. ; Iampietro,P. F.

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Eight male subjects in each of three age groups (21-26, 40-45, 60-72 years) slept in pairs in the CAMI sonic boom simulation facility for 21 consecutive nights. The first five nights were used to acclimate the subjects (nights 1 and 2) and to obtain Baseline data (nights 3-5); the 12 subsequent nights (Boom) involved the hourly presentation of simulated sonic booms at an overpressure level of 1.0 psf (as though measured 'outdoors'); during four additional nights (Recovery) there were no boom presentations. All-night records of EEG, EOG, EMG, ECG, and BSR were obtained and analyzed. None of these physiological measures showed any statistically significant effect of the boom presentations on nightly sleep patterns. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*SLEEP, *SONIC BOOM), NOISE, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), ACCLIMATIZATION, PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, AGING(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE