Establishing the physiological and sleep disruption characteristics of wind farm versus traffic noise disturbances in sleep [ 2016 - 2020 ]

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Researchers: Prof Peter Catcheside (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Andrew Vakulin Dr Ching Li Chai-Coetzer Dr Jeremy Mercer Prof Leon Lack

Brief description Good sleep is essential for normal daytime functioning and health. Wind farm noise includes audible and unusually low frequency sound components, including infrasound, that could potentially disturb sleep through chronic sleep disruption and/or insomnia. This project will, for the first time, directly evaluate the sleep and physiological disturbance characteristics of wind farm noise compared to traffic noise reproduced in a specialised and carefully controlled laboratory environment.

Funding Amount $AUD 1,401,078.43

Funding Scheme Targeted Calls

Notes Wind Farms and Human Health

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