The World Health Organization has indicated that noise can negatively affect the heart during times of sleep.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared noise pollution as a leading cause of death and disabilities with over 3,000 deaths per year attributed to the problem.

In partnership with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, the WHO studied the effects of noise pollution among Europeans. Professor Gary Housley, director of the Translational Neuroscience Facility at the University of New South Wales, indicated that noise pollution can negatively affect the heart during times of sleep.

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