So: Excessive noisiness is bad. Its opposite -- silence -- has largely been understood for what it is not; it is not noise
I dream of a car-free New York City. Every night honking cars arrest me from sleep, and every day myself and millions of New Yorkers breathe the carbon monoxide exhaust from a sea of passing cars.
Anyone who's reading this is probably well aware of the #SleepRevolution College Tour. Thanks to the efforts of Arianna Huffington
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How does your city sound?
In a loud and distracting world, finding pockets of stillness can benefit your brain and body. Here are four science-backed reasons why.
Sound appears to have both positive and negative influences, depending on types, noise level, personal preference and other factors. Read on to see how sound influences sleep in both the short-term and long-term, and how to optimize your environment for better nights.
Because of increasing urbanization, noise pollution will only worsen and affect more people. The U.S. National Prevention Strategy -- tasked with increasing the number of healthy Americans through wellness and prevention -- can put noise on the national health policy agenda.
Loud noise may hurt more than just your ears. A new study found that noise pollution like traffic, airplane noises and street activity could be hurting America's health -- to the tune of billions of dollars.
According to a 2007 article on MedScape, noise pollution can contribute to all sorts of contemporary maladies: Now it seems