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Article: Effect of noise tolerance on non-restorative sleep: A population-based study in Hong Kong

TitleEffect of noise tolerance on non-restorative sleep: A population-based study in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsMaximum comfortable level
Noise tolerance
Non-restorative sleep
Issue Date2018
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group: BMJ Open. The Journal's web site is located at http://bmjopen.bmj.com
Citation
BMJ Open, 2018, v. 8 n. 3, p. article no. e020518 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective The aim of this study was to assess the impact of auditory noise tolerance on non-restorative sleep using an objective audiometric test in a representative sample. Design A total of 202 Chinese individuals aged 15 years and above were recruited from a population-based household survey. Their non-restorative sleep was assessed by a single item, the degree of feeling refreshed on waking up, on a 0-10 scale, while noise tolerance was measured by the most comfortable level expressed in A-weighted decibels. Results The 202 individuals (106 women) had a mean degree of feeling refreshed on waking up of 6.5 on the 0-10 scale and a mean maximum comfortable sound level of 69.2 dB. A multivariable analysis showed that a 1 dB increase in noise tolerance was associated with a 0.1-unit increase in the degree of feeling refreshed after adjusting for age, education, marital status, occupation, exercise, smoking, alcohol consumption, household noise level, stress, anxiety and depression. Moreover, housewives, non-smokers and individuals who were less anxious or stressed felt significantly more refreshed on waking up. Conclusion People with higher levels of noise tolerance experienced more refreshing sleep. Additional clinical consideration of enhancing noise tolerance in patients with sleep complaints is needed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/262359
ISSN
2017 Impact Factor: 2.413
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.448
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dc.contributor.authorFong, DYT-
dc.contributor.authorWong, JYH-
dc.contributor.authorHuang, L-
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-28T04:57:58Z-
dc.date.available2018-09-28T04:57:58Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationBMJ Open, 2018, v. 8 n. 3, p. article no. e020518-
dc.identifier.issn2044-6055-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/262359-
dc.description.abstractObjective The aim of this study was to assess the impact of auditory noise tolerance on non-restorative sleep using an objective audiometric test in a representative sample. Design A total of 202 Chinese individuals aged 15 years and above were recruited from a population-based household survey. Their non-restorative sleep was assessed by a single item, the degree of feeling refreshed on waking up, on a 0-10 scale, while noise tolerance was measured by the most comfortable level expressed in A-weighted decibels. Results The 202 individuals (106 women) had a mean degree of feeling refreshed on waking up of 6.5 on the 0-10 scale and a mean maximum comfortable sound level of 69.2 dB. A multivariable analysis showed that a 1 dB increase in noise tolerance was associated with a 0.1-unit increase in the degree of feeling refreshed after adjusting for age, education, marital status, occupation, exercise, smoking, alcohol consumption, household noise level, stress, anxiety and depression. Moreover, housewives, non-smokers and individuals who were less anxious or stressed felt significantly more refreshed on waking up. Conclusion People with higher levels of noise tolerance experienced more refreshing sleep. Additional clinical consideration of enhancing noise tolerance in patients with sleep complaints is needed.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Group: BMJ Open. The Journal's web site is located at http://bmjopen.bmj.com-
dc.relation.ispartofBMJ Open-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectMaximum comfortable level-
dc.subjectNoise tolerance-
dc.subjectNon-restorative sleep-
dc.titleEffect of noise tolerance on non-restorative sleep: A population-based study in Hong Kong-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailFong, DYT: dytfong@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWong, JYH: janetyh@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailHuang, L: lixi.huang@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.authorityWong, JYH=rp01561-
dc.identifier.authorityHuang, L=rp00119-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020518-
dc.identifier.pmid29530913-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85044232666-
dc.identifier.hkuros293146-
dc.identifier.volume8-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. e020518-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. e020518-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000433881200220-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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