These Are The U.S. Cities Getting The Least Sleep

An adult requires 7 to 8 hours sleep every night on average but in the United States, many people are missing out on that... especially tonight, but which city's worse?

As Statista's Niall McCarthy notes, in 2014 the CDC found that more than a third of people aren't getting enough sleepThe Tuck Sleep Foundation recently carried out a further analysis of the factors that influence our sleep, such as sleep deprivation, commuting time, air quality, light pollution, construction as well as obesity and unemployment rates. The result was a ranking of the 150 U.S. cities with the best and worst quality of sleep.

Infographic: The U.S. Cities Getting The Least Sleep  | Statista

You will find more statistics at Statista

The best sleep levels were recorded in Colorado Springs, Sioux Falls and Boise while the worst places were Detroit, Newark and Birmingham, Alabama.

The infographic above takes into account sleep patterns in selected major cities.

Detroit has the worst quality of sleep of any U.S. city with 50.8 percent of its residents not getting a proper night's rest. Some of the reasons behind the trouble nodding off there include heavy construction which in turn results in traffic jams and noise pollution.

In Philadelphia, 44.3 percent of people aren't getting enough sleep either, mainly due to high pollution and obesity levels as well as a higher than average unemployment rate. New York is known as "the city that never sleeps" and that title is certainly warranted. Due to high pollution levels, constant noise and long commutes, 41 percent of New Yorkers miss out on a full night of sleep.



shitshitshit Implied Violins Mon, 01/01/2018 - 08:50 Permalink

The story of the 8 hours a night good sleep is a nonsense because because hunters and gatherers slept only in chunks of 2 to 2.5 hours several times a day. This because they needed to maintain the campfires or check for a variety of threats that could affect their families. 

This is why the sleep cycle is typically around 2 to 3 hours and not 8. You can get 8 hours of sleep a day by doing several little ones without adverse effects on your health. 

It's a matter of preference. 

In reply to by Implied Violins

Endgame Napoleon FreeShitter Sun, 12/31/2017 - 21:10 Permalink

One stressful job will do it, too. If you have a long commute and an exhausting job with long hours, when you get home, you only have an hour or so before you need to go to sleep so that you can get up at dawn. I used to fall asleep and then wake myself up to exercise. You really have no time to do anything, with the moms who enjoy frequent and excused absenteeism telling you that they are the only ones who have no time for anything in life. Ya right, like I have the observation skills of a flea. 

In reply to by FreeShitter

Ms No Phil Free Mon, 01/01/2018 - 02:01 Permalink

Psychos probably are not big sleepers.  They get bored easy and are always on the move.  They say they have zero tendency to sit and ponder life.  They are relentless and high energy.  I guess maybe once they fall asleep they might stay there for a while.  Not long enough though.

In reply to by Phil Free

Ms No Mon, 01/01/2018 - 01:54 Permalink

I love sleep.  I make that a priority.  If I work too long I will just go right home eat, run my dog and get my ass in bed.  If I'm not working I have super weird sleep patterns.  Today I was supposed to take the Jew's garbage out because I am the only one around.  I woke up at 3:30am despite going to be pretty late.  So I went back to bed at some point thinking I would wake up at a decent hour.  I woke up just before noon!  Missed the garbage.  Meh...

SunRise Mon, 01/01/2018 - 05:42 Permalink

Amazing: 1/3 of life silently sneaks away while we sleep.  If you're thirty, you've probably slept 10 years of your life.  So are you really only twenty?

rz the 1st Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:43 Permalink

There should be some pasty-faced nerd at ZH fixing the damn sort on the comments. And losing sleep doing it.

But yeah, I do 4 tens, and on those nights, I get about 5 hrs a night. And 7-8 the other nights.

As the master of understatement Warren Zevon once said:

"I'll sleep when I'm dead"

Keep reloading.......