Cities for Sleep
The Gem State — so-called because almost every type of gem has been found within its borders — was inhabited by indigenous people as far back as 16,000 years ago. Idaho is the second fastest-growing state in the US after Nevada. Idaho was once part of Oregon Country, a region in the Pacific Northwest that was claimed by both the US and Britain. The state’s most famous mountain range is the dramatic Sawtooth Range, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Interesting facts about The Gem State:
- Though Idaho is famous for its potatoes, the state’s farmers also produce a large quantity of hops and lentils
- At 7,900 feet deep, Idaho’s Hell’s Canyon is deeper than The Grand Canyon
- The French names of some Idaho towns and landmarks come from the early presence of French-Canadian trappers
- The world’s longest boardwalk is the Lake Coeur d’Alene boardwalk, which is an impressive 3,300 feet long
- There are over 4,000,000 acres of wild, roadless land in Idaho
With so much open space and breathing room, good sleep seems like a sure thing in Idaho. But do the state’s residents take advantage of all that peace and quiet? Are the folks in Boise getting fewer Zzz’s than those in the country? Join us as we dive into the data 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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Boise City, ID
Garden City, ID
Post Falls, ID
Idaho Falls, ID
Twin Falls, ID
Coeur D'Alene, ID
Mountain Home, ID
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.