THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS? Best and Worst Cities For Sleep in the USA

THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS? Best and Worst Cities For Sleep in the USA

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:

Best Cities for Sleep

1. Minneapolis, MN

2. Anaheim, CA

3. San Diego, CA

4. Raleigh-Durham, NC

5. Washington, DC

6. Northern NJ

7. Chicago, IL

8. Boston, MA

9. Austin, TX

10. Kansas City, MO

Worst Cities for Sleep

1. Detroit, MI

2. Cleveland, OH

3. Nashville, TN

4. Cincinnati, OH

5. New Orleans, LA

6. New York, NY

7. Las Vegas, NV

8. Miami, FL

9. San Francisco, CA

10. St. Louis, MO

Relocation is always an option, but if you're happy where you are, keep the principles of the study in mind when it comes to your sleep wherever you live: the happier you are with less stress in your life, the better you will sleep.


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