Cities with earliest and latest risers
If sleeping in a bit more in the mornings is something you're dreaming about, try re-locating.
Best Mattress Brand recently analyzed data from the American Community Survey, an ongoing survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, from 2009 to 2015 to determine where people were up and at 'em and where they were catching some extra Zs in the morning.
In some cities, commuters seem to swear by a, "you snooze, you lose" mentality. The metro areas with the highest average percentage of commuters who leave for work earlier than 5 a.m. include:
1. Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana: 13.3 percent
2. Pascagoula, Mississippi: 11.9 percent
3. El Centro, California and Stockton-Lodi, California: 11 percent
4. Hammond, Louisiana: 10.9 percent
5. Merced, California: 10.1 percent
If you have a bad habit of hitting snooze one too many times, you might want to consider moving to one of these cities. The metro areas with the highest, average percentage of commuters who leave for work later than 9 a.m. were:
1. Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey: 35.8 percent
2. Ithaca, New York: 33.9 percent
3. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada: 33.4 percent
4. Muncie, Indiana: 33 percent
5. Lawrence, Kansas: 32.9 percent
Consider the fact that a slew of successful people swear by waking up early.
Apple CEO Tim Cook starts his mornings at 3:45 a.m., Ellevest CEO and co-founder Sallie Krawcheck wakes up at 4 a.m. and Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama and Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi have also been known to wake up at the crack of dawn. It's been argued that 4 a.m. is the most productive hour of the day, due to a lack of distractions, and that it can give you the feeling of having more control over your life.Read More...