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What is it that keeps us awake at night? A new study from the German Aerospace Center on sleep patterns showed that unpredictable noises are the most disturbing to our sleep patterns. Noises like an airplane taking off have a more gradual rise and fall in sound despite lasting longer than the passing of a car. And yet in sleep surveys, people report aircraft noise as disturbing their sleep. The study’s authors speculated this was because a typical sleep cycle lasts 20 minutes and so airplane noise was most likely to be remembered. However what they actually found was car and rail noise interrupted normal sleep patterns. It’s no surprise people would complain about aircraft noise, it’s  a constant nuisance for people who live near military airfields and commercial airports. A lot of work goes into reducing the noise airplanes make. When new airports are built or existing ones are…

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