Here’s where people complain most about insomnia

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At what point in your sleepless night do you give in and reach for your phone?

Kept awake by discomfort, traffic noise or a troubled mind, you want to scream about it to somebody. But your partner and neighbors wouldn’t like that. So you pick up your phone. Maybe you’ll scroll the news and Instagram for a while. But first, you need to tweet out your frustration.

Insomnia is stressful. In fact, there is a long history of sleep deprivation used as literal torture. As early as the 19th century, sleep scientists linked insomnia with “severe psychic disturbances such as delirium, hallucinations and emotional disruption” (yep, sounds like Twitter). But even today, poor sleep continues to contribute to health problems and even death.

Sleep and sleeplessness are universal needs. but some countries have worse nights than others. Mornings.co.uk decided to see where in the world sleeplessness causes the most stress. We used a research tool called TensiStrength to measure the stress levels in sleep- and snoring-related tweets from around the world.

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Methodology

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

We compiled a set of terms related to sleep, e.g.: sleep, slept, nap, woke up. Using these terms we pulled tweets using Twitter API and ran geotagged tweets through TensiStrength. We labelled tweets with a stress level from -2 to -5 as stressed, while tweets with stress levels equal to -1 were deemed not stressed. We then calculated the percentage of stressed tweets about sleep in every country, state and city. Data was collected in June 2021.

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25. Pittsburgh

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 47.2%

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24. Hyderabad, India

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 47.25%

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23. Sydney, Australia

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 47.35%

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22. Ottawa, Canada

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 47.37%

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21. Newcastle upon Tyne, Great Britain

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 47.44%

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20. Montreal, Canada

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 47.48%

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19. Boston

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 47.51%

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18. Toronto, Canada

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 47.52%

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17. Sacramento, California

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 47.67%

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16. Glasgow, Great Britain

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 48.25%

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15. Vancouver, Canada

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 48.35 %

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14. Hell, Michigan

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 48.44%

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13. Edinburgh, Great Britain

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 48.48%

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12. Fresno, California

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 48.89%

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11. Bristol, Great Britain

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 49.06%

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10. Leeds, Great Britain

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 49.22%

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9. Seattle

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 49.49%

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8. Tulsa, Oklahoma

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 49.59%

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7. Nottingham, Great Britain

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 50.38%

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6. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 50.52%

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5. Perth, Australia

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 51.09%

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4. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 51.21%

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3. Manchester, Great Britain

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 51.21%

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2. Liverpool, Great Britain

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 53.92%

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1. Rochester, New York

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

% of stressed tweets about sleep: 55.21%

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Sleepless on Twitter

Here's where people complain most about insomnia

British and American cities dominate the top 10 worst cities for sleep. “Hey body it’s cool you wanted to go to bed by 9,” remarks one resident of Rochester, New York, “but getting up at 1:15 and not letting me go back to sleep is rude.”

Rochester (55.21%) is home to the world’s most stressed insomniacs, but the northwest of the U.K. is wide awake and tweeting, too. Liverpool and Manchester battle for second-place honors, perhaps kept awake by the echo of the industrial revolution and bright lights. However, there could be another cause: “I snore so loud you’d just punch me in the face and pretend I was having a bad dream,” declares one Mancunian.

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