Reference:DORA Report 8008 Title:Aircraft Noise and Sleep Disturbance: Final Report Description:This report describes a research programme into the relationship between aircraft noise at night and sleep disturbance around Heathrow and Gatwick airports. A preliminary study was carried out to test potential research methods and to review the existing knowledge of sleep disturbance.
The major part of the main research programme was a number of social surveys (using both interview and postal questionnaires), at selected sites around the airports, with associated noise measurements. The scope, methodology and conduct of the study are discussed and the results of the main study are presented. Results which are relevant to policy on the restriction of aircraft noise at night are analysed in detail.