Insomnia is a common result for light sleepers. For mild cases, it strain one’s sense as a results of slow but persistent noise i.e. moving traffic, animals, neighbour noise; this causes frustration, difficulty in sleeping or concentration thus affecting work performance the next day.
Sudden and loud noise produces a startle effect i.e. slamming of door, honk, shouts; which can be more harmful than a continuous noise.
In the long run, It also brings about adverse health issues such as chronic headache, hypertension, undesirable change in gastro intestinal activities behaviour and emotional stress.
Serangoon is noisiest part of Singapore
A total of 18,768 sound measurements were recorded over a 21/12-month period in a new study on noisy by NUS audiologist William Hal Martin and graduate student Diong Huey Ting.
Accoeding to the data, the noisiest parts of Singapore (based on planning zones) are:
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