What does your sleep schedule look like?
If you’ve been struggling with not sleeping enough and feeling pretty tired, the good news is you’re not alone! According to a new study by medical marijuana experts at Leafwell, Florida ranks among the states that suffer the most with their sleep.
The study, which looked at the most sleep deprived states in the country, examined the average nightly sleep duration in each state as well as the number of searches for more than 90 search terms including ‘insomnia,’ ‘lack of sleep,’ and ‘I can’t sleep.’ An overall ‘Sleep Score’ was then calculated.
Results found that Hawaii was actually the most sleep deprived state, with a sleep score of just 9.87 out of 100. In fact, Hawaii had the second highest percentage (41.9%) of people reporting short sleep duration each night.
Hawaii was followed by Georgia with a sleep score of 19.68 and Nevada with 23.24.
Florida came in at 10th place for the most sleep deprived, with a sleep score of 34.54 out of 100. While short sleep duration is reported less frequently among the state’s population (only 36.1%), the study suggests that the state has the 12th highest sleep-related searches per 100,000 people — 738 searches per month on average.
Florida’s most searched for term is ‘insomnia’, with an average of 28,600 monthly searches.
“Lack of sleep can have a serious effect on our everyday lives, and there are several reasons why we may struggle to sleep, with both internal and external factors playing a role in this,” said Lewis Jassey from Leafwell. “In addition to your own research, it’s important always to seek professional advice from your doctor if you frequently experience issues falling or staying asleep.”
Here are the top 15 most sleep deprived states and their sleep scores, according to the study:
- Hawai – 9.87
- Georgia – 19.68
- Nevada – 23.24
- Maryland – 24.31
- Virginia – 29.61
- New York – 30.37
- Alabama – 32.18
- Pennsylvania – 33.50
- Massachusetts – 34.14
- Florida – 34.54
- Texas – 35.46
- California – 37.02
- Connecticut – 37.75
- North Carolina – 40.35
- Delaware – 41.52