How Does Daytime Occupational Noise Affect Nighttime Sleep Disturbance?
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Dr. Yue-liang Leon Guo is a professor at the National Taiwan University College of Medicine and director of the  Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine. He obtained his medical degree from National Taiwan University in 1982, Master of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health in 1983, and PHD in Environmental Health from Johns Hopkins University in 1987.

                       

How Does Daytime Occupational Noise Affect Nighttime Sleep Disturbance?

Sleep disturbance is increasingly recognized as being important to public health; it is known to be associated with elevated risks of coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and depression. Safety issues such as motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, and errors in medicine and other occupations are also consequences of sleep disturbance.  The effects of occupational and recreational/ leisure time noises on hearing are well established. Studies have also reported non-auditory adverse health effects, including ischemic heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and...

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