Noise exposure files for a polysomnographic study of ground-borne noise from railway tunnels and sleep

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Mikael Ögren

Description:

In residential areas around railway tunnels, there is no direct airborne noise from the railways, but residents may be exposed to ground borne noise. Nocturnal airborne railway noise has been shown to be potentially disruptive to sleep, but there is only limited previous research on the effects of ground borne railway noise. This study present laboratory studies investigating how ground borne railway noise at levels occurring in the field impacts on sleep. Data on sound pressure level, duration and frequency content of ground borne noise from railways were collected from the scientific literature, from measurement reports and by renewed measurements at a few locations in Stockholm, Sweden.

The audio files were created to simulate a ground borne noise from a tunnel close to the dwelling. Both files are dominated by low frequencies, but one has more of the lowest frequencies (denoted “LF” in the filename).

Purpose:

The audio files were used as exposure in a sleep study focused on the effect on ground borne noise from railway tunnels.

Responsible department/unit:

University of Gothenburg, Institute of Medicine

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Mikael Ögren

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 1056

Description:

In residential areas around railway tunnels, there is no direct airborne noise from the railways, but residents may be exposed to ground borne noise. Nocturnal airborne railway noise has been shown to be potentially disruptive to sleep, but there is only limited previous research on the effects of ground borne railway noise. This study present laboratory studies investigating how ground borne railway noise at levels occurring in the field impacts on sleep. Data on sound pressure level, duration and frequency content of ground borne noise from railways were collected from the scientific literature, from measurement reports and by renewed measurements at a few locations in Stockholm, Sweden.

The audio files were created to simulate a ground borne noise from a tunnel close to the dwelling. Both files are dominated by low frequencies, but one has more of the lowest frequencies (denoted “LF” in the filename).

Purpose:

The audio files were used as exposure in a sleep study focused on the effect on ground borne noise from railway tunnels.

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

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Smith M., Ögren M., Ageborg Morsing J., Persson Waye K. (2019). Effects of ground-borne noise from railway tunnels on sleep: A polysomnographic study. Building and Environment Volume 149, February 2019, Pages 288-296.
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.12.009

Smith M., Ögren M., Ageborg Morsing J., Jerson T., Persson Waye K. (2018).The effects on sleep of ground borne noise from trains in tunnels. Proceedings of Eurnoise 2018. Paper 16.1.

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Dataset 1

Noise exposure files for a polysomnographic study of ground-borne noise from railway tunnels and sleep - Main study

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Mikael Ögren. University of Gothenburg, Institute of Medicine (2018). Noise exposure files for a polysomnographic study of ground-borne noise from railway tunnels and sleep - Main study. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/69kh-3090

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Mikael Ögren

Description:

Noise exposure files for the main study, the file marked LF contains more low frequencies than the file marked HF.

Data format / data structure:

Audio

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Dataset 2

Noise exposure files for a polysomnographic study of ground-borne noise from railway tunnels and sleep - Pilot study

Suggested citation:

Mikael Ögren. University of Gothenburg, Institute of Medicine (2018). Noise exposure files for a polysomnographic study of ground-borne noise from railway tunnels and sleep - Pilot study. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/3qpf-8w33

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Mikael Ögren

Description:

Noise exposure files for the pilot study, the files marked RCG are simulate freight train passages, and files marked X55 are passenger trains. A,B and C denotes the different spectra.

Data format / data structure:

Audio

Published: 2018-06-29
Last updated: 2019-03-14