Best & Worst Cities for Sleep
The United States of sleep
Sleep. We need it, crave it and constantly change our routine to get enough of it. Across the country, 1 in 3 adults don’t get the minimum recommended 7 hours of sleep per night. The National Institute of Health says adults need 7-9 hours of sleep to stay healthy. We all want to achieve sleep success, but is it dependent on where we live?
Sherlock Spallone was helping his buddy Watson William (who’s not well-rested) plan his move to a sleepy city. The following findings may surprise you and if you end up on the sleep-deprived side, find out how you can step it up.
The 5 best American cities for sleep
- Green Bay, WI – Sleep is just as popular as cheese in Green Bay. The city ranks as the most rested American city, according to SleepBetter.com. Sleepers report an average of just 6 days a month they don’t get enough sleep. Only 14% of residents don’t get enough overall in their lives. Green Bay is also ranked second for healthy mouths. No coincidence, since insomnia can lead to nighttime jaw clenching.
- Washington, DC – Politics and a high number of young professionals living in the city aren’t keep America’s capital from sleeping. About 67% of residents get at least 7 hours of sleep per night. The study shows their adequate sleep could be correlated to the low unemployment rate and high paid jobs. Less stress equals more sleep.
- Pittsburgh, PA – Most people in the steel city knows how to score a touchdown on sleep. More than 53% of Pittsburghers score more than 7 hours of sleep each night. Poor sleep increases risk of diabetes & Pittsburgh ranks low for the disease.
- Raleigh, NC – North Carolina’s capital city ranks 4th when it comes to snoozing. Just above half at 51% of residents get more than 7 hours of rest per night. Raleigh ranks 5th for low blood pressure which proves Carolina residents love their sleep and basketball.
- San Antonio, TX – Residents don’t just remember the Alamo – they also remember to sleep. Half of the residents say they get adequate sleep every night. San Antonio ranks for having strong social networks. People with insomnia are less likely to engage in social activities.
The 5 worst American cities for sleep
From being Sleepless in Seattle to partying into the morning in Vegas, some of these sleep-deprived cities might surprise you. The worst snoozing cities are below just in case you love your sleep and plan on moving.
Las Vegas, NV – 30% not getting enough sleep
Portland, OR – 28% not getting enough sleep
Memphis, TN – 24% not getting enough sleep
Greenville, SC – 21% not getting enough sleep
Seattle, WA – 19% not getting enough sleep
Time to improve your sleep
Whether your home city was on the naughty or nice list, your sleep routine can always be improved. Remember, getting adequate sleep helps reduce risk of diseases such as diabetes, and helps eliminate stress. Time cuddle up and get your Zzzz’s.