Sleep disturbances caused by vibrations from heavy road traffic.

  title={Sleep disturbances caused by vibrations from heavy road traffic.},
  author={P W Arnberg and O Bennerhult and Jacob Eberhardt},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  volume={88 3},
The influence of whole-body vibrations, noise, and a combination of the two, caused by heavy road traffic (150 events/night) on sleep, subjectively experienced sleep quality, and performance was investigated under controlled laboratory conditions for male and female subjects 20-35 years of age. A room was built above a vibrator table, with the legs of the bed mounted directly on the table through holes in the floor. Vertical vibrations were found to be attenuated by the mattress with 20-40 dB… CONTINUE READING


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