Cities for Sleep
The great state of Nebraska is the heart of the Midwest and one of the top grain producers in the US. The word Nebraska comes from the Native American term for “flat water,” which described the Platte River that transverses the state. Famous sons and daughters include Marlon Brando, Warren Buffett, and Hilary Swank. The flat, treeless landscape of Western Nebraska was once called The Great American Desert but is now known as The Great Plains.
Interesting facts about Nebraska:
- The largest mammoth skeleton ever discovered was found on a Nebraska farm in 1922
- Nebraska has more miles of river than any other state in the country
- The state insect is the honeybee and the state flower is the goldenrod
- Nebraska’s Chimney Rock rock formation was the landmark mentioned most often in the journals of travelers on the Oregon Trail
- Buffalo Bill Cody held his first rodeo in 1882 in North Platte, Nebraska
So how do residents of The Cornhusker State sleep? Do folks in Omaha catch more Zzz’s than small-town dwellers? Let’s take a look at our list of best cities for sleep in Nebraska and see who comes out on top.
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
La Vista, NE
Offutt AFB, NE
Grand Island, NE
North Platte, NE
Nebraska City, NE
South Sioux City, NE
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.
Find the Best Cities for Sleep in the following States
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia