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Getting a good night’s rest is so important to every aspect of life, it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of people doing research on sleep. Here at Natural Sleep Mattress in Atlanta, we make an effort to keep up with the latest research so we can provide you with accurate and informed answers when you come to us with a question. As the preferred destination in Atlanta for luxury beds, we feel we owe it you!
Recently, we came across a couple of studies that rank the best and worst cities in America for getting a restful night’s sleep. In one, Minneapolis, MN, came in at the top spot. A similar study reported on by Readers Digest said you should head to Colorado if you want to find the best place to sleep. “Residents of Fort Collins, Colorado, are the most likely to get seven to nine hours of sleep each night. In fact, just 25 percent of residents get less than seven hours of sleep, on average,” RD said. “People who live in Loveland and Boulder, Colorado, are also in luck; their hometowns are the second and third best cities for sleep in the country.”
We sincerely hope you are not planning to move to Detroit, though. Both surveys ranked the Michigan city as the worst place for getting a good night of restorative sleep.
Atlanta didn’t rank in the top 10 in either study (they obviously weren’t surveying people sleeping on a Pure Talalay Bliss, Posh and Lavish, Hastens mattress or an OrganicPedic mattress from Natural Sleep Mattress!).
The good news is that Atlanta did not appear among the worst cities for sound sleep, either. Unfortunately, the study reported on by Readers Digest did list three Georgia cities in the bottom 20: Albany, Macon and Savannah.
If that’s a little too close for comfort for you, come by and see us at our showroom in Buckhead! We carry the finest mattresses in Atlanta, including the Hastens 2000T, OrganicPedic mattresses and other luxury mattresses, for Atlanta’s most discerning shoppers and the city’s best sleepers.
Other findings from the “Sleep in the City” study, which was conducted by national research expert Bert Sperling, well known for his national “Best Places” studies, in partnership with Ambien, a prescription sleep aid. The study was based on analysis of recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, along with data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau, include:
- New York City is notorious for being “the city that never sleeps.” That may be why it ranked sixth among the worst cities for sleep.
- For the best-ranked cities for sleep, the study found higher scores for overall happiness and low unemployment, which highly correlated to the number of nights with good sleep.
- The cities that scored poorly on the number of nights with good sleep also had low scores on measures of happiness and were established as the worst cities for sleep.