Sleep induction effects of steady 60 dB (A) pink noise

Ind Health. 1993;31(1):35-8. doi: 10.2486/indhealth.31.35.


The effects of 60 dB (A) steady pink noise on sleep induction were studied. Two experiments were conducted. First, 10 night-sleep polygrams of a young male subject were recorded consecutively as controls. Five night polygrams of the same subject were then recorded with exposure to steady 60 dB (A) pink noise. Second, polygrams of four students were recorded using the same noise exposure as in the first experiment. Polygrams for the control night were also recorded. Noise exposure tended to shorten sleep latency, i.e., the values were 4.2 and 9.5 min in the first and second experiment, respectively. The steady 60 dB (A) noise made sleep induction easier.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Electroencephalography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Noise*
  • Reference Values
  • Sleep / physiology*