These US States are the Most Sleep Deprived


Well the one piece of good news is that the recommended amount of sleep the CDC suggests adults get to avoid health problems is 7 hours a night. That's good news to me because I thought it was 8, and I definitely do not typically get that amount. Still, I'm lucky if I hit 7. Where do you fall? Hopefully you're hitting that amount because lack of sleep has been linked to health issues like diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and depression. If you live in one of these states you are more likely to be sleep deprived according to research from the United Health Foundation:

  1. Hawaii -- 42.9% of adults sleep less than seven hours a night.
  2. West Virginia – 41.4% of adults sleep less than seven hours a night.
  3. Kentucky -- 41.1% of adults sleep less than seven hours a night.
  4. Tennessee – 40% of adults sleep less than seven hours a night.
  5. Ohio -- 39.7% of adults sleep less than seven hours a night.
  6. Michigan – 39% of adults sleep less than seven hours a night.
  7. New York -- 38.6% of adults sleep less than seven hours a night.
  8. Alabama – 38.6% of adults sleep less than seven hours a night.
  9. Virginia -- 38% of adults sleep less than seven hours a night.
  10. Georgia – 38% of adults sleep less than seven hours a night.

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