HOTDOG has written a fascinating article about the most sleep-deprived cities in the US.
Recent years have brought explosive demand for products and resources to improve people’s health and well-being. The wellness market is one of the fastest-growing consumer industries, as more people seek new products and services to support wellness, from fitness to nutrition to mindfulness and mental health.
According to HOTDOG one of the most important components of health and wellness is also one of the most fundamental: sleep. Lower rates of sleep are associated with a number of health problems, including a weakened immune system, reduced memory and cognitive performance, and a greater likelihood of injuries or accidents.
The CDC recommends that all adults get more than seven hours of sleep per night to help ensure good health. Only around two in three adults report meeting that threshold. Critically, people who get less sleep tend to have more difficulty preventing and managing chronic health conditions. People who sleep less than seven hours are significantly more likely than those sleeping more than seven hours to have: Diabetes (11.1% vs 8.6%) Coronary heart disease (4.7% vs 3.4%) Obesity (33.0% vs 26.5%). And mental health shows the relationship even more strongly: the rate of depression among poor sleepers is more than 1.5 times as high as the rate for sufficient sleepers (22.9% vs 14.6%).
HOTDOG wrote in detail about sleep deprivation demographics and how insufficient sleep is highly correlated with race, ethnicity and income. These demographic characteristics also help explain the locations where people are getting the least sleep.
To determine the most sleep-deprived locations in the US, researchers at HotDog.com calculated the proportion of adults who get less than the recommended minimum of seven hours of sleep in a typical 24-hour period.
The article also includes the most sleep-deprived cities in the US. I am sure the list will surprise you.
The data used in this analysis is from the CDC’s PLACES: Local Data for Better Health 2021 Release.
To determine the most sleep-deprived locations in the US, researchers calculated the proportion of adults who get less than the recommended minimum of seven hours of sleep in a typical 24-hour period.