Is New York City, really the city that never sleeps? Does it rival the lights of Vegas or the excitement of Miami? What about hundreds of 'sleepy little towns' all throughout the USA? How do US cities stack up in the slumber department?
To answer that question, one must consider all the factors that contribute to sleep loss, like stress, for example.
A new Sleep in the City study, conducted by national research expert Bert Sperling, ranks America's 50 most heavily populated metropolitan cities based on five criteria: the number of days in the past month that residents reported not getting enough sleep or rest, average length of daily commute, divorce rate, unemployment rate, and overall happiness index. The happiness index was derived from questions about a person's physical, mental, and emotional health.
The results were unsurprising: the cities that were best ranked for sleep had higher overall happiness scores and low unemployment rates. The cities that ranked poorly had lower overall happiness scores, higher unemployment rates and reported more stressors like long commutes and higher divorce rates.
So, if you're looking for a dreamy sleep, check out the study's results: