New Jersey: Among the Nation’s Top Most Sleep-Deprived States
Have you ever had those sleepless nights when you’re so tired and worried that you start Googling your symptoms? We’ve all been there. Sleep deprivation is no joke, wreaking havoc on both your physical and mental well-being. When you’re running on little to no sleep, your brain feels like mush, and you can barely function.
Amerisleep, an online mattress company, analyzed sleep data to identify America’s most sleep-deprived states. They utilized Google Keyword Planner to compile a comprehensive list of 96 terms related to sleep disorders and methods to improve sleep. For each combination of sleep-related words, they analyzed the average search volumes over the past 12 months for every state in the US.
These search volumes were then collected and separated by state, scaled by a factor of 100,000, and adjusted based on the state’s population. By ranking the states according to the average monthly search volume per 100,000 people, they aimed to shed light on sleep patterns across the United States. Some of the conditions and keywords that people searched for include sleep apnea, sleep paralysis, sleep deprivation, insomnia, lack of sleep, and other related terms.
New Jersey ranks at #10.
The study’s results place New Jersey among the top ten sleepiest states in the U.S., with an average monthly search volume of 724 searches per 100,000 residents. “Can’t sleep” emerged as the most popular term searched by New Jersey residents, according to the study.
The most sleep-deprived states according to the study.
Californians demonstrated the highest level of interest and curiosity regarding their sleep issues, with an average of 805 monthly searches per 100,000 residents. Maryland ranked second among the states with its sleep-concerned citizens, averaging 770 searches per 100,000 residents monthly. New York ranked third on their list, with an average monthly search volume of 765 per 100,000 residents.
The least sleep-deprived states.
According to the study, Montana residents appear to experience relatively few sleep problems, with an average monthly volume of only 480 sleep-related searches per 100,000 citizens. South Dakota follows closely behind as the second lowest on the list, showing a relatively untroubled state with an average monthly search volume of 487 per 100,000 residents. Idaho secures the third spot for experiencing relatively untroubled sleep, with an average of only 515 searches per month for every 100,000 citizens.
Take a look at the complete study here.