Problems With Sleep: Americas Most Tired States | Reader's Digest

Problems With Sleep: America’s Most Tired States

The latest snooze news reveals what states are getting a good night's sleep and which are suffering from the most sleep disturbances. Where does your state rank?

from Reader's Digest Magazine | June 2012

America's sleepiest states

 

Your hometown could affect how well you sleep. When a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine ranked the prevalence of sleep disturbance and daytime fatigue among nearly 160,000 adults across 36 states and regions, researchers found differences in how well people slept, independent of factors such as latitude and weather. Our sympathies go out to the South: You’re packed with sleep-deprived folks!

 

 

5 Best (fewest sleep disturbances)

Delaware: 7.6%
U.S. Virgin Islands: 12.8%
North Dakota: 14.1%
Hawaii: 15.1%
Washington, D.C.: 15.8%

5 Worst (most sleep disturbances)

West Virginia: 25.7%
Oklahoma: 24.9%
Mississippi: 21.9%
Arkansas: 21.6%
Alabama: 21.5%

 

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  • Your Comments

    • http://twitter.com/MC05 Papo Furado

      Here in my place the worst problem is the noise. Car’s noise, car’s music’ noise, etc (São Paulo, Brazil)

      • Tricia93907

        can u get a fan or some kind of white noise to help.