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The price of noise on health

In an increasingly loud world, non-stop noise can disturb sleep, which can lead to cardiovascular problems, mood disorders and an overall reduced quality of life.

Persistent noise was also found to cause an increase in the production of stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol.

In an effort to alleviate these effects, Mathias Basner at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania recommends actively seeking out quiet spaces and using noise-cancelling headphones.

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