Cities for Sleep
The Ocean State is the smallest US state by area — just 1,214 square miles compared to Alaska’s 663,000! One of the original Thirteen Colonies, Rhode Island was home to indigenous Americans for thousands of years before European settlers arrived. Much of the state is at sea level — in fact, the highest point in all of Rhode Island is only 812 feet high.
Interesting facts about The Ocean State:
- The first polo match in the US took place near Newport, Rhode Island in 1876
- Portsmouth is home to the oldest schoolhouse in the country, which was built in 1716
- The first British troops sent to the US to quell the revolution landed in Newport
- The first Baptist church in the US was built in Providence in 1700
- The state dessert is the doughboy, a type of fried dough usually topped with powdered sugar
So how does Rhode Island stack up when it comes to slumber? Does this little state put up big numbers for sleep, or do residents in cities like Providence and Warwick find shuteye hard to come by? Let’s take a look at our data and see what we find.
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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East Greenwich, RI
North Kingstown, RI
West Greenwich, RI
South Kingstown, RI
Newport East, RI
Cumberland Hill, RI
North Smithfield, RI
Valley Falls, RI
West Warwick, RI
East Providence, RI
North Providence, RI
Central Falls, RI
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