Manila Is the Second Best City for a Good Night's Sleep, According to Study


One thing most people can count on in the Philippines is getting a good night's sleep. We're not just saying that out of the blue, too. A new study says Manila is the second-best city for sleep.

Of course, there are tons of factors that contribute to one's location and sleep quality such as discomfort, traffic noise, and more. But, the study by, looked at a research tool called TensiStrength to measure the stress levels in sleep and tweets to look through snoring-related tweets around the world.

"We compiled a set of terms related to sleep, e.g.: sleep, slept, nap, woke up," the study said. "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."

Here are the 10 best cities for sleep.

  1. Cali, Colombia
  2. Manila, Philippines
  3. Cairo, Egypt
  4. Nairobi, Kenya
  5. Kampala, Uganda
  6. Johannesburg, South Africa
  7. Raleigh, MI, U.S.A.
  8. St. Louis, CA, U.S.A.
  9. Abuja, Nigeria

If there are great cities for sleep, then you bet there are cities with the most stressful night's sleep. Rochester, NY, U.S.A. has been found out to be the worst city for sleep, followed by Liverpool, U.K. and Manchester, U.K.

Now that we know that maybe some of us should think of entering the world of sleep streaming? No? Just us? Well, if you need to be convinced: people are sending lots of money to watch this fellow Filipino sleep.

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Paolo Chua is the Associate Style Editor at Esquire Philippines, where he writes about fashion and grooming. Before joining Esquire Philippines, he was a writer at Town & Country Philippines.
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