Friday, November 30, 2012
Wind farm noise may disrupt sleep
In this article, researchers surveyed the sleep quality of people living near and far from farm turbines. The results showed that the closer a person live to the wind farm, the more disrupted their sleep, secondary to the noise generated by the turbine. Persons close to the turbine also had poorer mental health. My first thought was that perhaps the difference in self-reported sleep and mental health was due to being lower socioeconomic status, but the study authors said they controlled for that.