Sleepless Cities

The results of our newest study were released today on the CBS show, Sunday Morning.  Louisville, KY earned the top spot of Most Sleepless City, and Honolulu residents got the best rest in our study of insomnia.
(see the video clip on CBS)

Our new study ranks the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, home to fully half of the U.S. population.  The Sperling study analyzes over 400,000 responses from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (the world’s largest telephone survey, conducted annually by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and also considers factors contributing to poor sleep,
such as joblessness, divorce, and lengthy commuting.

The top ten metros for sleeplessness are:

  1. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
  2. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
  3. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
  4. New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA
  5. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
  6. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
  7. Orlando-Kissimmee, FL
  8. Indianapolis-Carmel, IN
  9. Birmingham-Hoover, AL
  10. Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA

And the ten best-rested places are:

  1. Honolulu, HI
  2. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
  3. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
  4. Richmond, VA
  5. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
  6. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
  7. Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA
  8. San Antonio, TX
  9. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
  10. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

Click here for the full ranking of all 50 metro areas, and the study.



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