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Main Title Measures of noise level : their relative accuracy in predicting objective and subjective responses to noise during sleep /
Author Lukas, Jerome S.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Simon, George R.
CORP Author Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, Calif.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available from N.T.I.S.,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-68-01-3120; SRI-4050
Stock Number PB-257 683
Subjects Noise--Measurement
Additional Subjects Noise ; Sleep ; Physiological psychology ; Humans ; Responses ; Electroencephalography ; Age ; Sex ; Frequencies ; Sensitivity ; Predictions ; Measurement
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-257 683 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 39 pages
A review of domestic and foreign scientific literature on the effects of noise on human sleep indicates that no sleep disruption can be predicted with good accuracy (correlation coefficients of about 0.80) if the noise descriptor accounts for the frequency-weighted spectrum and the duration of the noise. Units such as EdBA, EPNdB, and SENEL are better predictors than a unit such as maximum dBA. Furthermore, no sleep disruption can be predicted more accurately than arousal or behavioral awakening responses.
"Office of Health and Ecological Effects, Office of Research and Development." "Project officer: George R. Simon." "Contract no. 68-01-3120." "February 1977." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.