Although the values were self-reported, American sleep patterns map quite well with obesity and diabetes prevalences. Not getting enough sleep is associated with insulin resistance and weight gain.

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1 in 3 American adults don’t get the recommended 7 hours of sleep per night. How is your state doing?

Percent of adults who reported getting at least 7 hours of sleep per night:

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Top 5 states for sleep:

  1. South Dakota 71.6
  2. Colorado 71.5
  3. Minnesota 70.8
  4. Nebraska 69.6
  5. Idaho 69.4

Worst 5 states for sleep:

  1. Hawaii 56.1
  2. Kentucky 60.3
  3. Maryland 61.1
  4. Alabama 61.2
  5. Michigan 61.3

For more:

See a ranking of all the states here and the detailed results from the CDC survey here

Figure source: Liu Y, Wheaton AG, Chapman DP, Cunningham TJ, Lu H, Croft JB. Prevalence of Healthy Sleep Duration among Adults — United States, 2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:137–141. DOI:

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