Are your eyes feeling heavy? Would you believe that New Jersey gets some of the best sleep? When it comes to a good night’s sleep, not all states are created equal! Whether it’s pillow quality, snoring partners, or the stress levels that have states losing (or overusing) sleep, sweet dreams can be harder to come by for some than others. I get up at 3:00 am so if I have trouble sleeping I’m probably not getting much sleep, if any. Thankfully, I have never had a trouble falling asleep and the results of a recent survey match that.
The team at Aeris wanted to know which states were getting the best and worst night’s sleep and which slept the most and the least. They asked 3,400+ Americans how well (or poorly) they were sleeping, how long they stayed asleep, and their sleeping habits.
So where do we fall on the list? Turns out, New Jersey ranks No. 3 for the best sleep!
They surveyed over 3400 people in forty-seven states to learn some interesting facts. We got a sleep score of 3.51 beaten only by Iowa at number two and Virginia at the top of the list. We are followed in fourth place by Alabama and Georgia took the fifth spot.
The study also says that residents in Oklahoma, Maine, and Delaware are getting the poorest quality slumber which is reflected in their sleep ratings. Oklahomans have a rating that is 7.86% below the national average.
The findings also show some possible reasons for poor sleep. The survey says “A slew of factors could be the culprit–sleep disorders, air quality, and taking naps during the day, among others, but perhaps the most prevalent reason is the restlessness associated with the pandemic and current events.” The full survey including findings about how long it takes for the average American to fall asleep can be viewed here.