Examining nocturnal railway noise and aircraft noise in the field: sleep, psychomotor performance, and annoyance.

@article{Elmenhorst2012ExaminingNR,
  title={Examining nocturnal railway noise and aircraft noise in the field: sleep, psychomotor performance, and annoyance.},
  author={Eva-Maria Elmenhorst and Sibylle Pennig and Vinzent Rolny and Julia Quehl and Uwe M{\"u}ller and Hartmut Maass and Mathias Basner},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2012},
  volume={424},
  pages={48-56}
}
BACKGROUND Traffic noise is interfering during day- and nighttime causing distress and adverse physiological reactions in large parts of the population. Railway noise proved less annoying than aircraft noise in surveys which were the bases for a so called 5 dB railway bonus regarding noise protection in many European countries. OBJECTIVES The present field study investigated railway noise-induced awakenings during sleep, nighttime annoyance and the impact on performance the following day… CONTINUE READING
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