Basner, M. and Brink, M. and Elmenhorst, E.-M. (2012) Critical Appraisal of Methods for the Assessment of Noise Effects on Sleep. Noise and Health.
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Various sleep measurement techniques have been applied in past studies on the effects of environmental noise on sleep, complicating comparisons between studies and the derivation of pooled exposure-response relationships that could inform policy and legislation. To date, a consensus on a standard measurement technique for the assessment of environmental noise effects on sleep is missing. but would be desirable to increase comparability of future studies. This manuscript provides a detailed description of the sleep process, typical indicators of disturbed sleep, and how noise interferes with sleep. It also describes and discusses merits and drawbacks of five established methods commonly used for the assessment of noise effects on sleep (i.e., polysomnography, actigraphy, electrocardiography, behaviorally confirmed awakenings, and questionnaires). Arguments supporting the joint use of actigraphy and a single channel electrocardiogram as meaningful, robust, and inexpensive methods that would allow for the investigation of large representative subject samples are presented. These could be used as a starting point for the generation of an expert consensus.
|Title:||Critical Appraisal of Methods for the Assessment of Noise Effects on Sleep|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Noise and Health|
|In Open Access:||Yes|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Keywords:||Sleep, Noise, Polysomnography, Actigraphy, Health, Awakening|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Aeronautics|
|HGF - Program Themes:||ATM and Operation|
|DLR - Research area:||Aeronautics|
|DLR - Program:||L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||L - Human Factors and Safety in Aeronautics|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Flight Physiology|
|Deposited By:||Claudio Hoven|
|Deposited On:||14 Sep 2012 11:43|
|Last Modified:||07 Feb 2013 20:15|
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