Cities for Sleep
The Mountain State is known for its coal production, Civil War History, and, thanks to the song by John Denver, its country roads. West Virginia broke away from Virginia to join the Union during the Civil War in 1863. The entire state is mountainous and lies within the Appalachian Region. 75% of West Virginia is still covered by forest, which includes trees like sugar maple and northern red oak. West Virginia is the 38th most populous in the country.
Fast facts about West Virginia:
- The state’s New River Gorge Bridge is the longest steel arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere
- Organ Cave in Greenbrier County, West Virginia is the 3rd largest cave in the US
- 15% of the nation’s coal is produced by West Virginia
- Golden Delicious apples originated in West Virginia in 1775
- Mother’s Day was first observed at a church in Grafton, West Virginia in 1908
West Virginia’s largest metropolitan area, Charleston, has a population of around 200,000, while its smallest town, Clearview, has just 492 residents. So how do folks in these very different cities sleep? Do suburban West Virginians top our list for slumber? Let’s take a look at the numbers 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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Cheat Lake, WV
Teays Valley, WV
Charles Town, WV
Cross Lanes, WV
Pea Ridge, WV
South Charleston, WV
St. Albans, WV
New Martinsville, WV
Oak Hill, WV
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.
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- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia