The 50 Most Sleepless Cities in America

The places that are desperate for some shuteye.

The 50 Most Sleepless Cities in America

The places that are desperate for some shuteye.

The garbage truck roaring outside your window. Work deadlines. A particularly malicious mosquito. There are countless slumber killers that we all deal with on a daily basis. But if you’re continually falling short in your daily quest for eight snooze-filled hours, there could be another factor you haven’t taken into account: your city.

It’s true. We’ve crunched the numbers, and we’ve found that there are far too many metropolitan areas in America that are desperate for some extra Zs. So read on to see if your city makes the list. And whether or not you’re a resident of one of these red-eyed locales, you can alway take steps to fix your insomnia. Just read these 11 Doctor-Approved Secrets for Falling Asleep Faster—Tonight!

Fort Lauderdale, drunkest cities, happiest cities, fittest cities

50
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Population: 178,752
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:37.9
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:7.80
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:18.00
Divorce Rate:14.7%
Stress Level:39.28
Noise Pollution:N/A
Sleepless Score: 76.02

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Sacramento, happiest cities, fittest cities, rent, property, best job opportunities, sleepless cities

49
Sacramento, CA

Population: 495,234
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:34.6
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:7.80
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:17.50
Divorce Rate:11.9%
Stress Level:44.19
Noise Pollution:22.0%
Sleepless Score: 76.15

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Chattanooga, fattest cities, best singles scenes, best job opportunities, sleepless cities

48
Chattanooga, TN

Population: 177,571
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:37.4
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.00
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:18.10
Divorce Rate:14.1%
Stress Level:45.37
Noise Pollution:N/A
Sleepless Score: 76.94

Albuquerque, rent, property, sleepless cities

47
Albuquerque, NM

Population: 559,277
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:32.7
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.20
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:19.40
Divorce Rate:14.0%
Stress Level:41.98
Noise Pollution:16.0%
Sleepless Score: 77.00

Huntsville, happiest cities, fattest cities, longest-living cities, best cities to buy a mansion, sleepless cities

46
Huntsville, AL

Population: 193,079
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:39.2
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:7.90
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:18.00
Divorce Rate:13.5%
Stress Level:43.45
Noise Pollution:N/A
Sleepless Score: 77.36

Greensboro, drunkest cities, happiest cities, fattest cities, longest-living cities, best singles scenes, flip a house, sleepless cities

45
Greensboro, NC

Population: 287,027
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:34.8
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.80
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:21.90
Divorce Rate:10.8%
Stress Level:40.40
Noise Pollution:9.0%
Sleepless Score: 77.45

Pittsburgh, drunkest cities, happiest cities, fittest cities, best singles scenes, sleepless cities

44
Pittsburgh, PA

Population: 303,625
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:39.5
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.10
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:18.30
Divorce Rate:9.0%
Stress Level:42.53
Noise Pollution:19.0%
Sleepless Score: 78.38

San Antonio, happiest cities, drunkest cities, fattest cities, best cities to buy a mansion, flip a house, rent, property

43
San Antonio, TX

Population: 1,492,510
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:36.8
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:7.70
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:19.70
Divorce Rate:12.4%
Stress Level:37.48
Noise Pollution:20.0%
Sleepless Score: 78.67

Washington DC, D.C., drunkest cities, happiest cities, fittest cities, healthiest cities, best singles scenes, flip a house, longest commutes, commute, rent, property, best job opportunities

42
Washington D.C.

Population: 681,170
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:34.9
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.60
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:18.90
Divorce Rate:9.3%
Stress Level:46.05
Noise Pollution:29.0%
Sleepless Score: 79.06

Fayetteville North Carolina sleepless cities

41
Fayetteville, NC

Population: 681,170
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:34.9
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.60
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:18.90
Divorce Rate:9.3%
Stress Level:46.05
Noise Pollution:29.0%
Sleepless Score: 79.06

Phoenix, happiest cities, best cities to buy a mansion, flip a house, rent, property, best job opportunities, sleepless cities

40
Phoenix, AZ

Population: 1,615,017
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:36.2
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.40
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:18.50
Divorce Rate:12.7%
Stress Level:44.19
Noise Pollution:16.0%
Sleepless Score: 79.25

Savannah, drunkest cities, best singles scenes, sleepless cities

39
Savannah, GA

Population: 146,763
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:44
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:9.40
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:23.50
Divorce Rate:13.1%
Stress Level:N/A
Noise Pollution:N/A
Sleepless Score: 79.40

tacoma washington sleepless cities

38
Tacoma, WA

Population: 211,277
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:37.8
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.40
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:19.20
Divorce Rate:15.2%
Stress Level:44.54
Noise Pollution:N/A
Sleepless Score: 80.14

Colorado Springs, longest-living cities, drunkest cities, happiest cities, healthiest cities, best cities to buy a mansion, flip a house, rent, property, sleepless cities

37
Colorado Springs, CO

Population: 465,101
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:30.1
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:9.60
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:23.80
Divorce Rate:12.9%
Stress Level:39.21
Noise Pollution:18.0%
Sleepless Score: 80.30

Chicago, happiest cities, drunkest cities, longest commutes, commute, rent, property, sleepless cities

36
Chicago, IL

Population: 2,704,958
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:37.5
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.40
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:19.20
Divorce Rate:8.5%
Stress Level:48.32
Noise Pollution:26.0%
Sleepless Score: 80.58

Los Angeles, happiest cities, best singles scenes, flip a house, longest commutes, commute, rent, property, best job opportunities, sleepless cities

35
Los Angeles, CA

Population: 3,976,322
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:37.7
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:7.50
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:16.60
Divorce Rate:8.5%
Stress Level:46.12
Noise Pollution:45.0%
Sleepless Score: 80.58

Dallas, happiest cities, drunkest cities, fattest cities, best cities to buy a mansion, flip a house, rent, property, best job opportunities, sleepless cities

34
Dallas, TX

Population: 1,317,929
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:35.4
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.90
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:21.30
Divorce Rate:11.3%
Stress Level:42.53
Noise Pollution:18.0%
Sleepless Score: 80.93

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33
Milwaukee, WI

Population: 595,047
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:40.8
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.10
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:18.30
Divorce Rate:10.8%
Stress Level:47.82
Noise Pollution:13.0%
Sleepless Score: 81.31

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32
Richmond, VA

Population: 223,170
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:39.3
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.30
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:18.10
Divorce Rate:12.0%
Stress Level:50.33
Noise Pollution:11.0%
Sleepless Score: 81.33

Boston, fittest cities, drunkest cities, longest-living cities, healthiest cities, best singles scenes, house flip, longest commutes, commute, rent, property, sleepless cities

31
Boston, MA

Population: 673,184
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:36.4
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:9.20
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:22.10
Divorce Rate:7.7%
Stress Level:41.63
Noise Pollution:28.0%
Sleepless Score: 82.01

Little Rock, fattest cities, drunkest cities, best singles scenes, sleepless cities

30
Little Rock, AR

Population: 198,541
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:36.6
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.70
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:20.40
Divorce Rate:13.0%
Stress Level:45.17
Noise Pollution:14.0%
Sleepless Score: 82.19

Norfolk, longest-living cities, wharf, boats, sleepless cities

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Norfolk, VA

Population: 245,115
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:39.4
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.90
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:22.20
Divorce Rate:11.4%
Stress Level:48.32
Noise Pollution:N/A
Sleepless Score: 82.88

springfield, drunkest cities, fittest cities, best singles scenes, sleepless cities

28
Springfield, MO

Population: 167,319
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:33.6
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:9.50
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:22.60
Divorce Rate:16.3%
Stress Level:46.50
Noise Pollution:N/A
Sleepless Score: 83.13

Orlando, happiest cities, drunkest cities, fittest cities, healthiest cities, best singles scenes, best cities to buy a mansion, flip a house, sleepless cities

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Orlando, FL

Population: 277,173
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:36.5
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.40
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:20.00
Divorce Rate:13.6%
Stress Level:46.27
Noise Pollution:20.0%
Sleepless Score: 83.47

Indianapolis, drunkest cities, fattest cities, flip, rent, property, sleepless cities

26
Indianapolis, IN

Population: 855,164
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:39.4
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.90
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:21.20
Divorce Rate:13.8%
Stress Level:45.16
Noise Pollution:N/A
Sleepless Score: 83.49

Tucson, drunkest cities, flip a house, rent, property, sleepless cities

25
Tuscon, AZ

Population: 530,706
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:34.4
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.90
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:21.10
Divorce Rate:14.4%
Stress Level:44.66
Noise Pollution:20.0%
Sleepless Score: 83.87

sleepless cities

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Louisville, KY

Population: 616,261
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:37.6
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:9.00
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:19.10
Divorce Rate:15.3%
Stress Level:39.00
Noise Pollution:17.0%
Sleepless Score: 84.00

Providence, longest-living cities, drunkest cities, best singles scenes, house flip, sleepless cities

23
Providence, RI

Population: 179,219
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:41.9
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.60
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:20.40
Divorce Rate:8.6%
Stress Level:45.08
Noise Pollution:19.0%
Sleepless Score: 84.12

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22
Dayton, OH

Population: 140,489
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:45.2
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:9.20
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:22.90
Divorce Rate:15.7%
Stress Level:N/A
Noise Pollution:9.0%
Sleepless Score: 84.45

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Memphis, TN

Population: 652,717
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:39.9
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.10
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:19.80
Divorce Rate:12.2%
Stress Level:50.12
Noise Pollution:17.0%
Sleepless Score: 84.88

Jacksonville, fattest cities, drunkest cities, flip a house, rent, property, best job opportunities, sleepless cities

20
Jacksonville, TN

Population: 880,619
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:37.9
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.50
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:21.00
Divorce Rate:13.9%
Stress Level:43.33
Noise Pollution:18.0%
Sleepless Score: 85.13

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Toledo, OH

Population: 278,508
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:39.8
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.90
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:21.00
Divorce Rate:14.9%
Stress Level:48.10
Noise Pollution:N/A
Sleepless Score: 85.53

fattest cities, drunkest cities, best singles scenes, best job opportunities, sleepless cities

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Shreveport, LA

Population: 194,920
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:40.3
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:9.00
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:21.50
Divorce Rate:12.9%
Stress Level:51.32
Noise Pollution:N/A
Sleepless Score: 85.53

miami fittest cities, flip a house, longest commutes, rent, property, best job opportunities, sleepless cities

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Miami, FL

Population: 453,579
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:37
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:7.80
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:18.00
Divorce Rate:13.8%
Stress Level:54.54
Noise Pollution:30.0%
Sleepless Score: 85.54

Tampa, fittest cities, drunkest cities, healthiest cities, best singles scenes, best cities to buy a mansion, flip a house, best job opportunities, sleepless cities

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Tampa, FL

Population: 377,165
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:37.9
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.40
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:20.50
Divorce Rate:13.1%
Stress Level:45.19
Noise Pollution:24.0%
Sleepless Score: 85.60

Cincinnati, drunkest cities, best singles scenes, sleepless cities

15
Cincinnati, OH

Population: 298,800
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:38.6
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:9.20
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:20.30
Divorce Rate:12.7%
Stress Level:50.00
Noise Pollution:14.0%
Sleepless Score: 86.00

Baltimore, drunkest cities, fattest cities, longest commutes, commute, rent, property, best job opportunities, sleepless cities

14
Baltimore, MD

Population: 614,664
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:44.2
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:7.80
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:17.70
Divorce Rate:11.0%
Stress Level:51.12
Noise Pollution:19.0%
Sleepless Score: 86.03

New York, NYC, happiest cities, best singles scenes, longest commutes, rent, property, best job opportunities, sleepless cities

13
New York, NY

Population: 614,664
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:44.2
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:7.80
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:17.70
Divorce Rate:11.0%
Stress Level:51.12
Noise Pollution:19.0%
Sleepless Score: 86.03

St. Louis, happiest cities, drunkest cities, fittest cities, best singles scenes, best job opportunities, sleepless cities

12
St. Louis, MO

Population: 311,404
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:39
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:9.10
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:23.40
Divorce Rate:12.4%
Stress Level:46.71
Noise Pollution:13.0%
Sleepless Score: 87.93

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Tulsa, OK

Population: 403,090
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:36.3
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:9.40
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:23.90
Divorce Rate:15.0%
Stress Level:47.45
Noise Pollution:12.0%
Sleepless Score: 88.86

Rochester, drunkest cities, best singles scenes, sleepless cities

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Rochester, NY

Population: 208,880
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:42.4
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.90
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:22.00
Divorce Rate:10.7%
Stress Level:51.79
Noise Pollution:14.0%
Sleepless Score:89.35

Las Vegas, happiest cities, drunkest cities, flip a house, rent, property, sleepless cities

9
Las Vegas, NV

Population: 632,912
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:39
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.30
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:20.40
Divorce Rate:14.9%
Stress Level:50.63
Noise Pollution:24.0%
Sleepless Score: 89.56

Columbus, happiest cities, drunkest cities, fattest cities, best cities to buy a mansion, flip a house, rent, property, sleepless cities

8
Columbus, OH

Population: 860,090
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:40.5
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:9.70
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:23.10
Divorce Rate:12.4%
Stress Level:41.62Noise Pollution:16.0%
Sleepless Score: 89.81

Knoxville, fattest cities, drunkest cities, longest-living cities, best singles scenes, flip a house, sleepless cities

7
Knoxville, TN

Population: 186,239
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:38.3
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:10.00
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:24.10
Divorce Rate:14.0%
Stress Level:44.12
Noise Pollution:10.0%
Sleepless Score: 89.93

akron Ohio, sleepless cities

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Akron, OH

Population: 197,633
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:43.7
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.70
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:20.20
Divorce Rate:14.4%
Stress Level:48.51
Noise Pollution:10.0%
Sleepless Score: 90.33

Buffalo, drunkest cities, best singles scenes, sleepless cities

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Buffalo, NY

Population: 256,902
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:43.2
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.50
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:22.70
Divorce Rate:16.0%
Stress Level:48.81
Noise Pollution:N/A
Sleepless Score: 91.10

fattest cities, drunkest cities, best singles scenes, longest commutes, commute, rent, property, best job opportunities, sleepless cities

4
Philadelphia, PA

Population: 1,567,872
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:43.9
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:9.20
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:22.50
Divorce Rate:9.1%
Stress Level:48.56
Noise Pollution:23.0%
Sleepless Score: 91.79

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Birmingham, AL

Population: 212,157
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:46.5
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.00
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:18.10
Divorce Rate:15.2%
Stress Level:53.89
Noise Pollution:15.0%
Sleepless Score: 93.02

Cleveland, Ohio, drunkest cities, best singles scenes

2
Cleveland, OH

Population: 385,809
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:45.2
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.70
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:20.20
Divorce Rate:14.4%
Stress Level:55.80
Noise Pollution:12.0%
Sleepless Score: 94.15

detroit michigan sleepless cities

1
Detroit, MI

Population: 672,795
Percent Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep:50.5
Average # of Days People Don’t Sleep in a Month:8.70
Percent Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep More Than Half the Time:19.80
Divorce Rate:12.0%
Stress Level:57.46Noise Pollution:16.0%
Sleepless Score: 98.07

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