Six Key Benefits of Soundproofing Windows
Are you sick of listening to honking horns during rush hour while you are trying to enjoy a family dinner? Are you tired of hearing the neighbor’s dog bark incessantly all day? It turns out that noise pollution is not only annoying, but it actually can make you sick and tired as well. If you live in a noisy area, installing soundproofing windows is not only a smart investment for your home, it’s a crucial investment for your health. According to the article, “Noise Pollution and Human Health: A Review,” authored by Hiral Jariwala et al. , there are six ways in which noise can impact your health.
1. Hearing Abilities: Regular exposure to sounds above 85 decibels (equivalent to heavy traffic on a busy road) for more than eight hours per day can cause hearing impairment. In addition, hearing impairment may be accompanied by tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
2. Social Behavior and Mood: Exposure to loud sounds creates feelings of displeasure, annoyance, anger, disappointment, helplessness, depression, anxiety, agitation and exhaustion. It has also been shown to change social behavior and cause individuals to show more aggressiveness, unfriendliness, and disengagement. This can cause an overall decrease in the quality of life of a family who is living in a high-noise environment.
3. Interference with Conversations: Noise pollution makes holding a conversation more difficult. This can lead to fatigue, lack of self-confidence, irritation, misunderstandings, and lower-quality interpersonal relationships. Moreover, with the current work-at-home trend, this can cause difficulty with communicating with colleagues.
4. Sleep: Noise can make it more difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. It can also reduce the amount of REM sleep. Noise during sleep has also been shown to cause increased blood pressure, heart rate, and pulse; changes in breathing patterns; cardia arrythmias; and increased movement.
5. Cardiovascular Health: Noise pollution above 65 decibels on a daily basis may be a contributing factor for cardiovascular disease. In addition, there is evidence that people regularly exposed to high levels of noise pollution experience increased heart rate, blood pressure, blood viscosity, and levels of blood lipids. Exposure to noise pollution also increases secretion of hormones related to the “fight or flight” reflex.
6. Mental Health: Noise pollution does not cause mental illness. However, it can contribute to anxiety, stress, nausea, headaches, emotional instability, argumentativeness, and other negative mental health effects.
Nothing is more precious than your health and the health of your loved ones. If you live in a loud neighborhood, you owe it to yourself to contact CitiQuiet Windows and Doors to learn about our wide assortment of soundproofing windows. Our windows can eliminate up to 95 percent of unwanted outdoor sounds and come in a variety of styles and price points to match your home and budget. Contact us today to start the process of transforming your home into the peaceful oasis that you deserve.
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