Do you suffer from insomnia? The air may be contaminated

Young Woman with Insomnia

A recent study found that people who live in highly polluted places don’t sleep quietly, mostly, where nights are bad.

The study found that people who live in areas where the nitrogen dioxide increases on normal proportions, subjected to sleep deprivation by up to 600% more than those living in areas with lower levels of pollution.

The study, which included 1863 people, that the impact of air pollution on the respiratory organ and nervous _ _ _ Central, ultimately reflected on sleep.

Said Martha Billings, Professor at Washington University medical assistance, the main researcher in the study: “previous studies have shown that air pollution affects heart health and affects breathing and lung function, but it was not known whether the air pollution affects sleep.”

She added: “it is about stirring up the nose and sinuses and the back of the throat as a result of inhaling the pollutants which cause sleep disorders.


The researchers advised on reducing pollution in homes using air filters, keeping the humidity between 30 and 50 percent, and not to use synthetic perfumes, maintain cleaner floors, not smoking indoors.

These new findings that pollution levels above normal, not only affect the health of the heart and the lungs, but may also affect the quality of sleep, and that might be one way to improve air quality promote healthy sleep and reduce negative health symptoms.

And prepared the study presented at the International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, to measure the impact of nitrogen dioxide and small particles on a sample of people who averaged 63 years of age.

And the researchers collected information on air quality from six cities in the United States, they measure pollution levels in the homes of participants, as well as use sleep posture control system.

Other factors were taken into account, such as the age of the participants and body mass and any previous problems with sleep, as well as race, median income, and develop social and material status and smoking in the neighborhood as well.

Early mortality

In the United Kingdom Government published a long-awaited plans to reduce illegal pollution in two weeks, but critics warn that these plans are not sufficient to improve the dirty air.

The plans propose measures ranging from getting rid of most vehicles caused pollution by roads, rehabilitation of local buses, trucks, fleets and improve traffic flow, encourage more electric cars.

Air pollution is associated with an estimated 40, 000 premature deaths annually by United Kingdom, there are 37 of 43 district throughout the country exceed the legal limits of the European Union in the proportions of nitrogen dioxide main pollutant that comes mostly from diesel engines.