Recently, new evidence has emerged that road noise linked to diabetes, but I talk about 5 ways to turn it down a bit.
Wherever you are right now you are probably hearing some type of noise. Planes flying overhead, children in the backyard, refrigerator running, the ticking of a clock, etc.
Similarly, all those noises can be downright annoying. And these noises have an effect on more than just your mood.
The constant buzzing, pinging, banging, roaring, and clunking affecting you on a deeper level.
HOW NOISE LINKED TO DIABETES
When the brain perceives a sound as alarming or annoying. Then the brain sets off a surge of cortisol, adrenaline, and other stress hormones. These hormones help you run from a threat.
Being startled by sounds that aren’t threatening, will release these hormonal responses and elicit unhealthy responses.
The noise most people are exposed to on a regular basis is disturbing your sleep. The ability to focus, messing with your stress hormones, which can lead to heart disease.
Research has even found that loud music can lead to poor food choices and chronic stress. Furthermore, noise is linked to diabetes, respiratory disorders, and cancer.
TURN DOWN THE VOLUME
- Go for a nature walk and listen
- Fight noise with white noise, especially at night
- Load up your diet on vegetables
- Start meditating
- Use noise canceling headphones
The analysis is that long-term exposure to indoor and outdoor noise may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus. The good news is there are strategies (above) to help deal with the road noise linked to diabetes.