Is nighttime traffic noise exposure linked to sleep medication use?

Takeaway

  • At the most exposed façade of the residence, exposure to nighttime traffic noise for >10 years may be associated with severe sleep disturbance and use of sleep medications.

Why this matters

  • Traffic noise is associated with poor sleep quality and sleep disturbance.

  • Sleeping in the least exposed part of the residence may prevent traffic-noise related sleep disturbance.