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Residents’ negative attitude towards air traffic is associated with impaired objective sleep quality

Elmenhorst, Eva-Maria and Müller, U. and Mendolia, F. and Quehl, J. and Aeschbach, D. (2016) Residents’ negative attitude towards air traffic is associated with impaired objective sleep quality. In: Journal of Sleep Research, Issue Supplement 1, 25, p. 239. : European Sleep Research Society Meeting (ESRS) 2016, 13.-16.09.2016, Bologna.

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Abstract

Objectives: Nocturnal aircraft noise induces sleep disturbances and is associated with impaired quality of life. The magnitude of physiological and psychological responses to noise varies among individuals. Stable individual vulnerabilities have been reported for aircraft noise induced awakenings. To date it is unknown, whether the subjective attitude towards air traffic and residents' sleep quality impact on each other. Methods: Seventy-four out of 81 investigated residents around Frankfurt Airport (Germany) rated their attitude towards air traffic (from 1 = negative to 5 = positive; negative attitude: score ≤ 2, N=28, mean age 44 ± 16 years; moderate to positive attitude: score > 3, N=46, mean age 44 ± 15 years) and evaluated its necessity (from 1 = not necessary to 5 = highly necessary; no to moderate necessity: score ≤ 3, N=22, mean age 45 ± 10 years; high necessity: score > 3, N=52, mean age 43 ± 17 years). In addition, polysomnographical recordings were obtained in residents' home environment. These investigations were part of the NORAH sleep study in 2012. Results: Significant impairments in sleep quality (prolonged sleep onset latency, increased wake after sleep onset, reduced sleep efficiency, and less deep sleep) were found for participants with a negative attitude towards air traffic. The judgement of no or moderate necessity of air traffic was associated with a significantly reduced deep sleep duration. Conclusions: Residents' subjective attitude towards air traffic and their objective sleep quality are related. Cause and effect in this relationship remain to be identified.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/106473/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Residents’ negative attitude towards air traffic is associated with impaired objective sleep quality
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Elmenhorst, Eva-Mariaeva-maria.elmenhorst (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0336-6705
Müller, U.uwe.mueller (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Mendolia, F.franco.mendolia (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5359-5982
Quehl, J.julia.quehl (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Aeschbach, D.daniel.aeschbach (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2016
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Sleep Research, Issue Supplement 1
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:25
Page Range:p. 239
Status:Published
Keywords:sleep, noise, attitude
Event Title:: European Sleep Research Society Meeting (ESRS) 2016
Event Location:Bologna
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:13.-16.09.2016
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human factors and safety in Aeronautics
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Flight Physiology
Deposited By: Sender, Alina
Deposited On:19 Oct 2016 13:10
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:03

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