Iowa ranks 5th best in the country for a good nights sleep

July 30, 2023 by No Comments

New data reveals that Americans residing in major cities and coastal regions experience more sleep deprivation compared to the rest of the country. Conversely, less populated states with vast open spaces tend to get more restful sleep, as indicated by an analysis of Google searches for sleep remedies and insomnia.

Factors such as noise, long commutes, and caffeine consumption could be contributing to the higher levels of sleep deprivation experienced by city and coastal residents when compared to their rural counterparts.

The mattress sales company Amerisleep conducted an examination of Google search data over the past year, focusing on 96 sleep-related terms like ‘insomnia,’ ‘sleep deprivation,’ and ‘how to sleep faster.’ They then calculated a rate by multiplying the search volumes by 100,000 and dividing that figure by each state’s population.

The findings revealed that California ranked as the most sleep-deprived state, with the highest number of sleep-related searches, reaching a rate of 805 searches per 100,000 residents. Maryland followed as the second-worst state for sleep, with a rate of 770 sleep-related searches per 100,000 residents, trailed closely by New York state at 765 searches.

In contrast, Montana emerged as the least sleep-deprived state, with only 480 searches per 100,000 residents. South Dakota, Idaho, Wyoming, and Iowa completed the top five states with the least sleep-related searches, showcasing higher sleep satisfaction.

The research further suggests that individuals residing in urban areas may face challenges falling asleep due to increased noise and pollution levels.

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