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Get a Good Night's Sleep

Good Night's Sleep

There's nothing like waking up from a restful slumber. You feel refreshed and ready to take on whatever the day throws at you. But there are some places where folks can only dream of a solid eight hour shut-eye.

Here's a closer look at the results.

Sleep-deprived cities

Don't be surprised if the residents of Rochester, New York, seem a little grumpy in the morning. That's because Rochester is officially the most sleep-deprived city in the world; 55% of the city's stressful tweets mention struggles with sleep.

Tourists visiting Liverpool and Manchester should also give the locals a wide berth until they've had their second cup of coffee. These UK cities took second and third place respectively.

Other major cities where residents struggle to get their 8 hours include Leeds and Nottingham, Perth in Australia, Oklahoma City and Seattle, and the Malaysian capital city, Kuala Lumpur.

A great place for a good night's sleep

Things are very different in Cali, Columbia, where only 33% of stress tweets talk about not getting enough sleep. That makes Cali the most restful city on the planet. The news will come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the Columbian metropolis. Also known as Salsa Town, Cali has a well-earned reputation as a party city!

Despite being one of Southeast Asia's financial hubs, Manilla is the second-best city for getting a proper night's sleep. Less than 36% of tweeters living in the capital of the Philippines have trouble nodding off after a long day crunching numbers and securing business deals.

Other surprising entrants into the top 10 best cities for sleep include Cairo and Johannesburg. The metropolitan area of Cairo has a population of over 20million people, while nearly 6million call Johannesburg home. Yet these megacities quieten down after dark, which is why more than 60% of stress tweets in both places never mention sleep issues

The snooziest regions in the world

With its blue skies and pristine white beaches, life moves a little slower in the Caribbean. And that probably explains why countries in this region are the ‘snooziest’ spots on earth. Less than 25% of stress tweets in St Lucia are sleep-related. That figure drops to just 12% in Haiti!

And remember: a poor night's sleep is only ever a problem if you have to drive, work, think, talk, move, or do anything else the next day!

Using geotagged data looking at tweets talking about sleep troubles, put together a series of maps and tables of the best and worst places for a good night's sleep.

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