ATLANTA--()--As part of its brand promise of “Living Life Fully Charged™,” Beautyrest recently set out on a search for the U.S. cities most in need of a recharge. Through a unique blend of research, the company studied millions of Twitter posts, Google searches and other social media behaviors of residents in major cities across the country to find the locations where people shared they were sleepless, stressed out, overworked, or otherwise less than fully charged. The analysis found the following 30 U.S. cities most in need of some rest and relaxation1, in order by need:
“Getting better sleep is a great first step, especially since 73 percent of us are getting less sleep per night than we should, and 70 million Americans are affected by sleep problems.”
1. Las Vegas
8. Arlington, Texas
10. Columbus, Ohio
11. San Diego
14. Lynwood, Calif.
16. Los Angeles
21. San Jose
22. New York
24. Portland, Ore.
26. San Francisco
30. San Antonio
To compile the list, the Beautyrest team studied quantitative and qualitative metrics in the areas of exercise, diet, mental health and sleep, measuring each pillar of wellness to understand the level of a city’s overall health and happiness as evidenced by residents’ social media and search behaviors. In its search, the company found that over 5.6 million tweets related to people “needing recharge” were posted last year.
“Anyone who doesn’t feel fully charged in their day-to-day life should know there are some simple steps they can take to help restore balance and recharge themselves,” said health and fitness expert and chairman of the board for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Chris Freytag, a wellness expert for Beautyrest. “Getting better sleep is a great first step, especially since 73 percent of us are getting less sleep per night than we should, and 70 million Americans are affected by sleep problems.”
Other interesting data revealed by the Beautyrest study include:
- New York City has the highest volume of stress related tweets
- Los Angeles is home to the most people that “can’t sleep”
- Residents of Boston perform the most anxiety-related Google searches
- Women make up a disproportionate size of the group needing a recharge
To help residents of these cities—and anyone who feels the need to recharge their human battery—Beautyrest suggests the Beautyrest® Recharge™ Sleep System, which combines three cutting-edge technologies – AirCool™ Memory Foam, Independent Support™ Technology and AirCool™ Design – crafted to deliver the comfort you want and the support your body needs so you can wake up Living Life Fully Charged™.
Atlanta-based Simmons Bedding Company® is one of the world's largest mattress producers and the maker of Beautyrest®. Simmons manufactures and markets a broad range of products including Beautyrest®, Beautyrest TruEnergy™, Beautyrest Black®, ComforPedic® from Beautyrest®, Natural Care® and BeautySleep®. Simmons Bedding operates 19 conventional bedding manufacturing facilities across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Simmons Bedding also serves as a key supplier of beds to many of the world's leading hotel groups and resort properties. Simmons Bedding is committed to developing superior mattresses and promoting a higher-quality sleep, helping ensure consumers around the world are Living Life Fully Charged™.
1 Beautyrest 2012 Top Cities Most in Need of Recharging Survey, data on file.
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