How Sleep-Deprived is Providence?
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The capital city is one of the 10 worst cities for sleep in the US, according to RealAge.com's latest Youngest and Oldest Cities report.
Providence ranked as the #10 worst city for sleep as part of the wellness Web site's assessment of 22 different health and wellness factors based on responses from more than 28 million users.
Best cities for sleep
In the new ranking, Charlotte, NC took the #1 spot, followed by Cleveland, OH at #2 and Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN at #3. Philadelphia, PA and Austin, TX filled out the top 5. Hartford, CT took top New England honors, ranking #8. Boston was named the #15 best city for sleep.
Worst cities for sleep
Providence was the only New England city to land in the lowest 10. The very worst city for sleep in this year's ranking? Louisville, KY. Memphis landed at second worst, followed by Knoxville, TN at #3, New Orleans, LA at #4 and Jacksonville, FL #5.
"Sleep has a big effect on how you feel and can have an effect on your RealAge, as well," said RealAge Chief Medical Officer Keith Roach, M.D. Because slumber has an impact on everything from your weight to your mood, it's a key factor in the RealAge 2012 Youngest & Oldest Cities Report (which ranked Providence in the top 5 cities nationwide for sex). "Although most of our test-takers don't get enough sleep, too much sleep is actually worse for your health," says Roach. The ideal: 7-8 hours of slumber every night.
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