Noise reduction shades may be good for the heart

Oct 6 2010

Noise reduction shades may be good for the heart
Noise reduction shades may be good for the heart
A new study has found that a noisy environment at work may actually lead to heart problems and high blood pressure, according to The Washington Post.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia determined this by evaluating data from the participants in a study by the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted from 1999 to 2004.

The findings revealed that about one in five workers said that they have been in a loud workplace for nine consecutive months or more and those who claimed to be in a noisy environment were two or three times more likely to experience heart attacks, heart disease or chest pain.

The researchers hypothesize that this is due to the fact that noise creates stress hormones which can constrict blood flow and, consequently, increase blood pressure. This is a particularly common problem found in men under 50 and those who smoke.

Every moment of peace may be of importance for those who are constantly exposed to a loud environment. Hanging noise reduction shades in a bedroom can effectively mute the sounds of loud neighbors or high-traffic areas, creating a peaceful space for homeowners to relax and rejuvenate.
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