Cities for Sleep
The Magnolia State is known for its sultry summers, cottonwood and cactus plantations, and namesake river, the longest in the US. Famous folks born in Mississippi include Elvis Presley, Oprah Winfrey, and B.B. King. Mississippi is a lowland state whose highest point is Woodall Mountain at 807 feet above sea level. Mississippi was ruled by the Spanish, French, and British in the 18th century and joined the Union as the 20th state in 1817.
- The National Cemetery in Vicksburg, Mississippi is the 2nd largest national cemetery in the US after Arlington National Cemetery
- Mississippi boasts 63 unique species of crayfish
- The rare Mississippi sandhill crane has an 8-foot wingspan and lives in the grassy savannas of Jackson County
- Root beer was invented by Edward Barq in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1898
- A full 63% — almost 20 million acres — of the state is forested
So which cities in The Magnolia State top our list for slumber? Do folks on the gulf get high marks or do the residents of Jackson grab the best shut-eye? How about residents in the northern reaches of the state? We’ve got the full rundown 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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Gulf Park Estates, MS
Olive Branch, MS
Gulf Hills, MS
Ocean Springs, MS
Horn Lake, MS
St. Martin, MS
Moss Point, MS
Long Beach, MS
Pass Christian, MS
West Hattiesburg, MS
New Albany, MS
Bay St. Louis, MS
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!
|Rank||City||Population||Median Income||Insufficient sleep||Mentally unhealthy days||Obesity||Poor physical health days||Drinking||Physical inactivity||Smoking||Air pollution (PM2.5)||Sleep Score|
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.