Accession Number : ADA296195

Title :   Noise-Induced Sleep Disturbance in Residential Settings.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 92-Feb 94,

Corporate Author : BBN SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES CORP CANOGA PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Fidell, Sanford ; Pearsons, Karl ; Howe, Richard ; Tabachnick, Barbara ; Silvati, Laura

PDF Url : ADA296195

Report Date : FEB 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 122

Abstract : The present study observed the effects of nighttime noise exposure on the in-home sleep of residents of neighborhoods near one military airbase and one civil airport, and in several suburban households with negligible nighttime aircraft noise exposure. The basic goal was to collect data to aid construction of a readily interpretable and defensible dosage-response relationship summarizing noise-induced awakening. Test participants were solicited among residents of a neighborhood near Castle Air Force Base (in Merced, CA) which had been exposed for many years to large numbers of high noise level nighttime aircraft operations. Test participants near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) were solicited from a neighborhood exposed to aircraft operations of lower noise level. Test participants in neighborhoods which served as control sites were not exposed to aircraft noise at night, but were exposed to high levels of road traffic noise.

Descriptors :   *NOISE, *SLEEP DEPRIVATION, *AIRCRAFT NOISE, *SLEEP, CONTROL, AIRCRAFT, EXPOSURE(GENERAL), TRAFFIC, SITES, CONSTRUCTION, LOW LEVEL, NIGHT, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, ROADS, AIRPORTS, CIVIL AFFAIRS, LOW NOISE.

Subject Categories : Noise Pollution and Control
      Psychology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE