The 50 Most Exhausted Cities in America

The places that are desperate for some shuteye.

The 50 Most Exhausted Cities in America
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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!

50
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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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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49
Sacramento, CA

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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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48
Chattanooga, TN

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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

47
Albuquerque, NM

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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

46
Huntsville, AL

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

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

45
Greensboro, NC

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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

44
Pittsburgh, PA

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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

43
San Antonio, TX

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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

42
Washington D.C.

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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

41
Fayetteville, NC

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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

40
Phoenix, AZ

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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

39
Savannah, GA

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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

38
Tacoma, WA

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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

37
Colorado Springs, CO

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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

36
Chicago, IL

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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

35
Los Angeles, CA

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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

34
Dallas, TX

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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

33
Milwaukee, WI

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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

32
Richmond, VA

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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

31
Boston, MA

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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

30
Little Rock, AR

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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

29
Norfolk, VA

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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

28
Springfield, MO

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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

27
Orlando, FL

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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

26
Indianapolis, IN

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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

25
Tuscon, AZ

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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

24
Louisville, KY

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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

23
Providence, RI

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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

22
Dayton, OH

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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

21
Memphis, TN

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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

20
Jacksonville, FL

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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

19
Toledo, OH

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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

18
Shreveport, LA

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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

17
Miami, FL

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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

16
Tampa, FL

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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

15
Cincinnati, OH

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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

14
Baltimore, MD

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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

13
New York, NY

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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

12
St. Louis, MO

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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

11
Tulsa, OK

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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

10
Rochester, NY

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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

9
Las Vegas, NV

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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

8
Columbus, OH

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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

7
Knoxville, TN

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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

6
Akron, OH

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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

5
Buffalo, NY

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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

4
Philadelphia, PA

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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

3
Birmingham, AL

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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

2
Cleveland, OH

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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

1
Detroit, MI

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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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