Cities for Sleep
The great state of Maine conjures visions of rocky coastline, unspoiled forests, and moose strolling across country lanes. Maine was admitted to the Union in 1820 and is the northeasternmost state in the country. Almost 90% of the US lobster supply comes from Maine, which also produces nearly all of the nation’s toothpicks. Maine has an impressive 3478 miles of coastline, more than California. The state’s wealth of recreational opportunities inspired its unofficial nickname, Vacationland.
Interesting facts about Maine:
- Maine is the only state in the country to have just one other state — New Hampshire — on its border
- More blueberries are grown in Maine than in any other state
- Horror writer Stephen King lives in Bangor, Maine
- Maine has more than 3000 off-shore islands
- Maine is larger than all of the other states in New England combined
Maine’s wild beauty, small population (9th smallest in the US per capita), and abundant fresh air sound like the perfect recipe for sleep. But do frigid winter temps and a summer influx of tourists cause the residents here to toss and turn? Do folks in Maine’s cities slumber as well as those in rural areas? We’ve got the inside scoop below.
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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Cape Elizabeth, ME
North Windham, ME
South Berwick, ME
New Gloucester, ME
South Portland, ME
Bar Harbor, ME
Old Orchard Beach, ME
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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.