Cities for Sleep
The beautiful state of Arkansas — nicknamed The Natural State — is known for its varied terrain and famous ex-governor, former president Bill Clinton. Now home to 3 million residents, Arkansas became the 25th state in the Union in 1836. The Ozark Mountains cut across the Northern part of the state, while the dense forests of the Arkansas Timberlands cover the Southern region. The name Arkansas is derived from a French word for the Quapaw Native American tribe that inhabited the area until 1834.
Fast facts About Arkansas:
- Rice is a $6 billion dollar industry in Arkansas, which produces more rice than any other state
- Hot Springs National Park, used for 8,000 years by indigenous people, was the first land area protected by the national government for recreational use
- Crater of Diamonds State Park produced the largest diamond ever discovered in the United States, and is one of the few spots in the world where the public can look for diamonds
- Singer Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas
- One of the largest producers of handmade Appalachian dulcimers, a fretted string instrument used in old-time and folk music, is in Mountain View, Arkansas
A state with so much unspoiled scenery sounds like a great place to sleep. So, which part of Arkansas is tops for slumber? How do this state’s small towns stack up against the big cities? Let’s dig into our list of best cities for sleep in Arkansas and find out.
The percentage of adults who report insufficient sleep each year. Insufficient sleep increases the chance of weight gain, cognitive problems, and cardiovascular disease
The percentage of adults who report a BMI — or body mass index — above 30%. Higher body mass usually equals a greater risk of sleep apnea
The percentage of adults who report excessive drinking. Heavy drinking is linked to disrupted sleep and less REM sleep
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Bella Vista, AR
Pea Ridge, AR
Prairie Grove, AR
East End, AR
Siloam Springs, AR
Hot Springs Village, AR
Little Rock, AR
Heber Springs, AR
North Little Rock, AR
Walnut Ridge, AR
Mountain Home, AR
Fort Smith, AR
Van Buren, AR
White Hall, AR
De Queen, AR
Hot Springs, AR
Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 50?
Don’t worry! We ranked all of the best cities for sleep in your state, so scroll down to see where your city landed. And remember — there’s always next year!
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How Did We Determine the Best Cities for Sleep?
Sleep is impacted by important behavioral, environmental, and lifestyle factors. We compiled our list of Best Cities for Sleep by looking at 10 key metrics backed by scientific research. Keep reading to find out which metrics we chose and how they affect slumber.