Washington, D.C. with an Insomnia Index of 2.75 turns out to be the “Insomnia Capital” of America, according to a new study carried out by Calm.
Calm is a sleep and meditation app, and also a blog dedicated to advocating the health benefits of a good night’s sleep. The app compiled the U.S. Insomnia Index, ranking America’s 25 largest cities by analyzing over 2 million pieces of its user data.
Calm analysis indicates that D.C. residents have more trouble sleeping than those living in other U.S. cities.
“We live in anxious times. There seem more reasons than ever to lose sleep.” And nowhere more so, it appears, than in the nation’s capital,” said Michael Acton Smith, the co-founder of Calm.
DC is most insomniac city, at least according to Calm – https://t.co/Um3RSh5Xp2
— Greg Clark (@EyeOnPuertoRico) February 12, 2019
New York City, which is otherwise considered to be a “city that never sleeps”, has been ranked near last in Calm’s league table of America’s 25 largest cities analyzed for sleep troubles of their residents. The city got a below average ranking of 0.66.
According to Alex Tew, the co-founder of Calm, Washington, D.C. is the undisputed Insomnia Capital of America. “No other city comes close,” said Tew.
America’s “Best-Slept” City is El Paso, according to Calm, as its residents have lesser sleep issues than any other city. Memphis came second, followed by Louisville at the third spot.