Cities for Sleep
The great state of North Dakota was popularized by the movie “Fargo,” an homage to its residents and wintry clime. North Dakota is nicknamed The Peace Garden State for the International Peace Garden located on the border between North Dakota and Canada. The state is part of the Great Plains region and is covered primarily by ranches and farms. North Dakota’s population has swelled in recent years as its oil industry has grown, attracting workers from around the country.
Things to know about North Dakota:
- The state has more churches per capita than any other in the US
- Though North Dakota is the least-visited state in the country, tourism is still its third largest industry
- North Dakota boasts the tallest man-made structure in the Western Hemisphere, the KVLY-TV mast
- The state flower is the wild prairie rose
- North Dakota does not have professional sports teams but does have semi-pro basketball and hockey teams in some of the larger cities
With its snowy landscapes and open skies, North Dakota may sound like slumber heaven. But are the folks who live here as well-rested as those in other states? Let’s take a look at the best cities for sleep in North Dakota 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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West Fargo, ND
Watford City, ND
Valley City, ND
Devils Lake, ND
Grand Forks, ND
Minot AFB, ND
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.