Special Issue "Noise and Sleep"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Asoc. Prof. Dr. Mathias Basner
The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health welcomes submissions for a Special Issue of the journal. This Special Issue will focus on environmental noise and sleep.
The WHO estimated the burden of disease from the transportation noise to be largely determined by noise-induced sleep disturbances with more than 900,000 DALYs lost each year in Western Europe alone due to noise at night, with road traffic noise being responsible for the largest fraction of this burden. From a public health perspective, sleep disturbance in and of itself is a relevant health outcome, but noise-induced sleep disturbances are also suspected to be in the causal pathway to cardiovascular disease as non-habituating autonomic reactions to noise events may be important precursors of long-term cardiovascular outcomes. Albeit the association between night-time noise and long-term health outcomes has been demonstrated in the recent literature, the pathogenetic mechanisms leading to disease are still not well understood. However, there is ample evidence that nocturnal noise exposure disturbs and fragments sleep and leads to awakening reactions, elicits arousals or motility reactions, induces changes in sleep structure, and also triggers self-reported annoyance and disturbance reactions. The quantification of such night-time noise effects and the elucidation of the respective exposure–response relationships is an important scientific foundation for night noise protection policies.
We invite prospective authors to present their latest work in these important research domains in this Special Issue. The Special Issue is open to manuscripts in the area of noise-induced sleep disturbances, measured objectively or by self-reporting, in the laboratory or in the field, and from all noise sources. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, except in the form of congress papers. All manuscripts will be thoroughly peer-reviewed.
PD Dr. Mark Brink
Asoc. Prof. Dr. Mathias Basner
Dr. Gunn Marit Aasvang
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- Sleep disturbances due to environmental noise
- Exposure–response relationships
- Transportation noise
- Road traffic noise
- Railway noise
- Aircraft noise
- Long-term impacts of nighttime noise on health
- Vibration effects on sleep
- Noise respite and sleep disturbances
- Noise indicators explaining noise effects on sleep
- Standardization of the measurement of noise-induced sleep disturbances
- Night-time noise protection concepts