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States That Get the Most Sleep

Saturday, March 26, 2016
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Getting a good night's sleep is not as easy as many may think. A host of factors can affect sleep quality, including spending time in front of a computer or TV, as well as eating or drinking coffee, right before bed. A person’s health can also prevent getting a full seven hours. Poor or interrupted sleep is caused in large part by sleep apnea, which in turn is correlated with obesity and diabetes.

With this in mind, HealthGrove crunched the numbers to find the lucky states where adults get the most shut-eye. Using 2014 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), they ranked the top 29 states where the largest percent of adults receive an average of seven or more hours of sleep per night.

HealthGrove also included the obesity and diabetes rates from 2014 in each well-rested state to highlight the important effect physical health has on sleep. The states with higher than average sleep on the list have lower obesity and diabetes rates. Ties go to the state with the lower diabetes rate.

#29. Florida

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 64.2%

Percent of obese adults: 26.2%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 9.4%

#28. Oklahoma

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 64.3%

Percent of obese adults: 33%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 10.9%

#27. Connecticut

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 64.8%

Percent of obese adults: 26.3%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 8%

#26. Alaska

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 65%

Percent of obese adults: 29/7%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 7.6%

#25. Massachusetts

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 65.5%

Percent of obese adults: 23.3%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 8.8%

#24. Illinois

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 65.6%

Percent of obese adults: 29.3%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 9.4%

#23. Missouri

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 66%

Percent of obese adults: 30.2%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 10%

#22. California

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 66.4%

Percent of obese adults: 24.7%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 9.9%

#21. Arizona

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 66.7%

Percent of obese adults: 28.9%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 9.1%

#20. Texas

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 67%

Percent of obese adults: 31.9%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 10.8%

#19. Maine

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 67.1%

Percent of obese adults: 28.2%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 7.8%

#18. New Hampshire

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 67.5%

Percent of obese adults: 27.4%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 7.8%

#17. North Carolina

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 67.6%

Percent of obese adults: 29.7%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 9.8%

#16. Wisconsin

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 67.8%

Percent of obese adults: 31.2%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 8%

#15. New Mexico

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 68%

Percent of obese adults: 28.4%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 10.4%

Note: Obesity data over time is not available for New Mexico.

#14. Washington

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 68.2%

Percent of obese adults: 27.3%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 8.2%

#13. North Dakota

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 68.2%

Percent of obese adults: 32.2%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 8%

#12. Oregon

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 68.3%

Percent of obese adults: 27.9%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 8%

#11. Wyoming

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 68.7%

Percent of obese adults: 29.5%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 7.8%

#10. Iowa

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 69%

Percent of obese adults: 30.9%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 8.3%

#9. Vermont

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 69%

Percent of obese adults: 24.8%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 6.9%

#8. Kansas

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 69.1%

Percent of obese adults: 31.3%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 9.5%

#7. Utah

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 69.2%

Percent of obese adults: 25.7%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 7.7%

#6. Montana

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 69.3%

Percent of obese adults: 26.4%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 7.6%

#5. Idaho

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 69.4%

Percent of obese adults: 28.9%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 7%

#4. Nebraska

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 69.6%

Percent of obese adults: 30.2%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 8.4%

#3. Minnesota

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 70.8%

Percent of obese adults: 27.6%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 7.5%

#2. Colorado

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 71.5%

Percent of obese adults: 21.3%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 6.9%

#1. South Dakota

 

Percent of adults getting enough sleep: 71.6%

Percent of obese adults: 29.8%
Percent of adults with diabetes: 8.2%

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