If you’ve been suffering with sleeping lately, welcome to New York: home to work addicts and hustlers, where shut eye is most definitely not a priority. I mean there’s a reason we’re called the city that never sleeps…
And according to a new study by medical marijuana experts at Leafwell, New York was found to be among the most sleep deprived states in the country.
To conduct the study, each state’s average nightly sleep duration was analyzed alongside the number of searches for more than 90 terms including ‘insomnia,’ ‘lack of sleep,’ and ‘I can’t sleep.’
Results showed that Hawaii was actually the most sleep deprived state in America. The paradise destination received a sleep score of 9.87 out of 100. This score was credited to the state having the second highest percentage (41.9%) of people reporting short sleep duration each night.
New York came in at the sixth most sleep deprived state with a sleep score of 30.37 out of 100. New York saw the highest volume of sleep-related searches out of any state. That translated to 795 searches per 100,000 people, with ‘sleep apnoea’ gaining an average of 27,692 monthly searches. All that sleep deprivation might be a factor into why we’re the most anxious state in the U.S. However, only 34.6% of New Yorkers claimed to struggle with sleep duration.
“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. “For many people, the first port of call is to turn to the internet for answers, but this can often result in self-diagnosing, or looking for ways to self-medicate that don’t address the root cause of the problem. 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”
The top 10 most sleep deprived states are as follows:
- Hawai – 9.87/100
- Georgia – 19.68/100
- 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