Cities for Sleep
Aptly nicknamed The First State, this 96 mile-long land mass became the first state in the Union in 1787. Delaware was home to indigenous Americans for thousands of years before European settlers arrived around 1630. Considered a coastal plain, Delaware has the lowest mean elevation of any state — just 60 feet above sea level on average. At its narrowest spot, Delaware is only nine miles wide. This densely-populated state is known as a tax haven, beachcomber’s paradise, and destination for seafood lovers.
Interesting facts about The First State:
- Reggae legend Bob Marley lived in Delaware in the 1960’s and worked as a lab assistant and on an assembly line
- Rhode Island is the only US state smaller than Delaware
- This coastal state boasts more horseshoe crabs than any other place in the world
- Delaware has three counties, the smallest number of any state in the US except Alaska, which has no counties
- The state dessert is the peach custard pie
So how does Delaware rate when it comes to sleep? Does this tiny state offer big benefits for slumber or does the density of the population make for troubled nights? Let’s take a look at our data and see what we find.
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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North Star, DE
Pike Creek, DE
Pike Creek Valley, DE
New Castle, DE
Wilmington Manor, DE
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.