The Health Benefits of a Quiet Home

Health Benefits of a Quiet Home
June 07, 2019

If you’ve ever been sitting in your home trying to block out the sounds of screaming kids, barking dogs, ringing phones or or construction outside, you probably took some time to think about the health benefits of silence. We all want peace and quiet, but are there really health benefits to a quiet home? Indeed, there are.

How Noise Hurts You

Multiple studies have shown that a variety of sounds that occur naturally in an urban environment can have seriously negative effects on your health. Some of us have become so used to these sounds that we may not even consider noise pollution a serious issue. We may not even think about it until the sounds get so loud, we simply cannot tolerate them anymore. But it may be time to start thinking more seriously about making sure your home is a quiet home.

Medical conditions resulting from noise pollution in your environment can range from the obvious auditory impairment, which can be permanent, all the way to long-term, neurological damage. Harsh noises in the home have been associated with respiratory issues and cardiovascular issues including high blood pressure.

How a Quiet Home Helps You

In contrast, as you might expect, taking steps to make sure you deal with less harsh noise in your home on a day-to-day basis can have some great health benefits. One of the most important is lowered stress levels. Stress is one of the major contributors to ill-health, putting pressure on our heart and suppressing our immune systems. Reducing stress with a quiet environment increases relaxation and decreases anxiety, even on a stressful day.

A quieter home also makes it easier to concentrate. This can be a great benefit, whether you’re trying to focus on work, solve a tough problem or communicate better with your family.

Other benefits to a quiet home that have been observed include better learning and memory and better sleep.

How to Enjoy a Quieter Home

There are some simple steps you can take to make sure you have a quieter environment in your home, including being mindful of the volume with which you or other family members listen to music or television. You can also set some guidelines with your family on how loud the volume should be at different times of day when it comes to speaking or enjoying entertainment. In addition, it couldn’t hurt to invest in some noise-canceling headphones for those moments where you really need quiet right now.

Of course, we at Soundproof Cow also recommend quality soundproofing for your home. We have a wide range of products that are environmentally-friendly, easy to apply and do a fantastic job of dampening and blocking harsh noises. A small investment in soundproofing now could save you a fortune in medical bills later.

After reviewing our range of highly-effective soundproofing products, set up a free acoustic analysis of your home by contacting Soundproof Cow now.

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About Kellen Beaver

Soundproof Cow Representative Kellen

Kellen has been a member of the sales team for over a decade. Prior to delving into the soundproofing realm, he was a jack of all trades in the service industry, working both front and back of the house jobs to various degrees. This diversity in experience makes it easy to relate to the needs of a large customer base. He understands noisy environments as well as the importance of aesthetics in a space. Adding something that doesn’t fit the look can be intrusive, so knowing that acoustical needs must fit the interior design is something he’s become very well-versed in. Most of this planning comes from working with both the owner/operators as well as their design team and architects. He has been able to adapt his knowledge in the restaurant industry into projects involving schools, office buildings and large medical facilities when the situation calls for it.

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