While we may not like it, we will all spend a large portion of our lives asleep. The human body needs rest, but life is messy and a good night’s sleep is not always possible. Unfortunately, this has all sorts of side effects in our day-to-day lives. Take these figures, for example:
Equally important to the everyday issues that poor sleeping habits create are the factors that contribute to poor sleep in the first place: endless commutes, high working hours, busy schedules that lead to insufficient sleep. This got us curious. While so many Americans struggle with poor sleeping habits, there have to be some who are getting it right, don’t there? Turns out, there are. Here’s a quick look at the 10 best cities for sleep:
You could just as easily call this list the most peaceful cities in America or, perhaps more accurate, the best small cities to live in America. No city on this list has a population above 200,000, and we don’t think that’s a coincidence. Read on to learn more about the methodology and how each of these cities stacks up.
In an ideal world, everyone would get a good night’s sleep. Nobody enjoys feeling run-down or having to compensate with far too many cups of coffee. But given that this is definitely not an ideal world, we crunched the data to figure out which cities are at least close to ideal, leveraging data from the CDC, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Cities were ranked for each attribute, then the four numbers were averaged to create one final score. Cities with the lowest score (those with low sleep deprivation, depression, average hours, and commute times) were named the best cities for sleep in America. With all the number-crunching out of the way, keep reading to see where each city ranked for the four attributes. At the bottom is an overview of every city in the top 50, complete with data for each attribute.
We all could stand to improve our sleep habits. Sometimes we need a little help, too. Struggling with waking up during the night? Maybe a sleep sound machine could help. Looking for a solution to help with your sleep apnea? We offer plenty of sleep therapy products to help you get a restful night of sleep. For the rest of us out there, take time to relax and wind down before bed, and make sure to leave plenty of time to sleep. It’s not always easy, but it’s one of the best things you can do for yourself.