Sleep deprivation

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Sleep deprivation, including arousal from deep to more shallow sleep, can cause many adverse health effects, including many of the symptoms reported by neighbors of large wind turbines.[1][2][3] The World Health Organization notes that an average inside noise limit at night of 30 dBA or lower (for pulsing noise and low-frequency noise, both of which characterize the noise from wind turbines[4]) is needed to protect sleep and thereby health.[5]

See Health Effects of Noise from Large Wind Turbines.

  1. https://docs.wind-watch.org/Hanning-sleep-disturbance-wind-turbine-noise.pdf “Sleep disturbance and wind turbine noise”, Christopher Hanning, June 2009
  2. http://www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e1527.full “Wind turbine noise”, Christopher Hanning and Alun Evans, BMJ 2012; 344 (8 March 2012)
  3. https://docs.wind-watch.org/10.1038_nn.2253.pdf “Sleep benefits subsequent hippocampal functioning”, Ysbrand van der Werf et al., Nature Neuroscience 12, 122–123 (2009)
  4. Decibel
  5. https://www.wind-watch.org/documents/guidelines-for-community-noise/