New research finds that your feelings about your surroundings affect how well you snooze, reports CityLab.

A growing body of research into neighborhood-level effects on sleep has found that when it comes to how much and how deeply people sleep, perceptions tend to matter more than physical factors. A resident’s subjective experience of a neighborhood is strongly linked with health conditions and sleep habits, explains Wendy Troxel, a senior behavioral and social scientist at the RAND Corporation who specializes in sleep equity.