These are the states where people get the best — and worst — sleep

The worst place to live if you want to get a good night’s sleep? Hawaii.

Just 56 percent of adults in Hawaii report getting at least seven hours of sleep a night. That’s the worst rate for any state in the United States, according to new data from the CDC. If you want to hit your snooze button a few more times, consider moving to South Dakota, home of the lengthiest snoozes in the nation. There, nearly 72 percent get at least seven hours of slumber a night.

Across the country, 1 in 3 adults doesn’t get seven solid hours of sleep each night. The National Institutes of Health says that adults need between seven and eight hours to stay healthy. That’s much more likely to happen if you’re living in the Great Plains than in the southeastern United States, it turns out.

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Colorado and Minnesota are the next best places for people to catch more zzz’s after South Dakota — more than 70 percent of people in both states are hitting the seven-hour mark. Another way to get more slumber: retire. Nearly 75 percent of people over age 65 reported getting more than seven hours a night. One caveat: Weekly sleep duration in the study was self-reported, which limits the study’s accuracy somewhat.

Sleep study map
Dom Smith/STATOnly 1 in 3 adults in the US is getting enough sleep.

Interestingly, nationwide sleep patterns look quite similar to maps of obesity and diabetes prevalence. Not getting enough slumber is associated with metabolic problems, issues with insulin resistance, and weight gain.

Where does your state rank?

States, ranked by percentage of people getting at least 7 hours of sleep per night

  1. South Dakota 71.6
  2. Colorado 71.5
  3. Minnesota 70.8
  4. Nebraska 69.6
  5. Idaho 69.4
  6. Montana 69.3
  7. Utah 69.2
  8. Kansas 69.1
  9. Iowa 69.0
  10. Vermont 69.0
  11. Wyoming 68.7
  12. Oregon 68.3
  13. North Dakota 68.2
  14. Washington 68.2
  15. New Mexico 68.0
  16. District of Columbia 67.8
  17. Wisconsin 67.8
  18. North Carolina 67.6
  19. New Hampshire 67.5
  20. Maine 67.1
  21. Texas 67.0
  22. Arizona 66.7
  23. California 66.4
  24. Missouri 66.0
  25. Illinois 65.6
  26. Massachusetts 65.5
  27. Alaska 65.0
  28. Connecticut 64.8
  29. Oklahoma 64.3
  30. Florida 64.2
  31. Virginia 64.0
  32. Nevada 63.8
  33. Louisiana 63.7
  34. Rhode Island 63.3
  35. Mississippi 63.0
  36. Tennessee 62.9
  37. New Jersey 62.8
  38. Arkansas 62.6
  39. Pennsylvania 62.5
  40. Delaware 62.4
  41. Ohio 62.1
  42. New York 61.6
  43. West Virginia 61.6
  44. Indiana 61.5
  45. South Carolina 61.5
  46. Georgia 61.3
  47. Michigan 61.3
  48. Alabama 61.2
  49. Maryland 61.1
  50. Kentucky 60.3
  51. Hawaii 56.1


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