Sunday, April 23, 2023
Offensive Noises in your Home Can Hurt You!
The effects of prolonged exposure to offensive noises and sleep disturbances on our brains and bodies can be devastating. In my own case, I was subjected to such noise for a prolonged period of time, and it eventually caused me to have a nervous breakdown. My doctor prescribed three weeks of rest as treatment and, despite this, I was then returned to the same source of offensive noise. This seemed insane—I had been given no chance or opportunity for any kind of recovery from the physical and mental trauma that these noises had inflicted on me. Unfortunately, bureaucracy meant that there was little recourse open to me in addressing this issue. The landlord had taken over five months to repair the unit I had moved into which suggested it hadn't been ready to be leased in the first place. This prolonged exposure to offensive noises doesn't just cause stress and sleeplessness but can also lead to more serious sleep disorders such as micro-arousals each time the noise happens, resulting in a decrease in deep sleep as well as R.E.M. (Dream) sleep. Research has demonstrated that without sufficient restorative deep sleep, our bodies are unable to repair themselves properly and so can become increasingly vulnerable to physical and mental health issues. This becomes even more dangerous if there is repeated exposure to noise disturbances. Ultimately, this experience highlights an urgent need for better protection against such offensive noise. It is simply unacceptable that people should be left exposed to such damaging environmental conditions with no way out other than to suffer in silence. If changes aren’t made soon, then more people may find themselves in a similar situation as I did. With this in mind, it is essential that agencies, landlords, and other related authorities recognize the need to not only take effective action when complaints are made about offensive noise but also ensure that any environmental improvements needed to resolve the problem are implemented as quickly and efficiently as possible. Better yet make sure the unit or home you are leasing is fit to be occupied. This will enable individuals to receive the necessary protection they deserve and avoid putting them through further unnecessary distress. It is time we all stand up against this kind of injustice and make sure our voices are heard! Ultimately, it is essential that we all take a stand against this type of injustice and make sure our voices are heard! It is time for agencies, landlords, and other related authorities to recognize the need to not only take effective action when complaints are made about offensive noise but also ensure that any environmental improvements needed to resolve the problem are implemented as quickly and efficiently as possible. In this way, individuals can be guaranteed the necessary protection they deserve and avoid putting them through further unnecessary distress. So, let’s raise our voices together and demand better standards for people that lost the game of capitalism. The elderly, the working poor, the disabled, and those that were hurt either from COVID-19 or like me, I had an allergic reaction to the vaccine. So, these folks will never again have to suffer in silence due to prolonged exposure to offensive noises. We owe it to ourselves, our communities, and most importantly those that are too afraid to speak up! Let’s take a stand together and make sure our voices are heard!