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    States that get the least sleep

    The average American worker clocks in just under 1,800 hours annually. With people across the nation working night and day, while simultaneously juggling social obligations, household responsibilities and family time, it stands to reason that sleep doesn’t receive priority in the typical American workweek.

    The United States is notorious for lack of sleep, however. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the majority of adults require between seven and nine hours of sleep per night, though a large number of American adults miss that mark regularly. New York City is even famously referred to as “the city that never sleeps.”

    Using data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Stacker listed the states getting the least sleep on average. The 50 states and the District of Columbia are ranked according to the percentage of adults who report getting fewer than seven hours of sleep per night, and ties are noted where applicable.

    Read on to see the percentage of adults in your state that to hit the hay more regularly.

  • #51. Colorado
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    #51. Colorado

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 28.5%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 29.4%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 27.6%

  • #50. South Dakota
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    #50. South Dakota

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 28.5%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 29.9%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 27.0%

  • #49. Minnesota
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    #49. Minnesota

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 29.3%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 30.6%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 27.8%

  • #48. Nebraska
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    #48. Nebraska

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 30.4%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 30.9%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 29.8%

  • #47. Idaho
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    #47. Idaho

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 30.7%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 30.6%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 30.8%

  • #46. Montana
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    #46. Montana

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 30.9%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 31.0%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 30.8%

  • #45. Utah
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    #45. Utah

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 30.9%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 31.9%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 29.9%

  • #44. Kansas
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    #44. Kansas

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 31.1%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 31.4%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 30.6%

  • #43. Iowa
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    #43. Iowa

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 31.2%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 33.2%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 29.1%

  • #42. Vermont
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    #42. Vermont

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 31.3%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 33.1%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 29.6%

  • #41. Wyoming
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    #41. Wyoming

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 31.4%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 33.0%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 29.9%

  • #40. Oregon
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    #40. Oregon

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 31.8%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 33.5%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 30.0%

  • #39. Washington
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    #39. Washington

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 31.9%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 33.0%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 30.6%

  • #38. North Dakota
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    #38. North Dakota

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 32.0%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 33.2%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 30.5%

  • #37. New Mexico
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    #37. New Mexico

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 32.1%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 33.0%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 31.1%

  • #36. Wisconsin
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    #36. Wisconsin

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 32.2%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 34.6%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 29.7%

  • #35. District of Columbia
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    #35. District of Columbia

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 32.3%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 31.5%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 32.9%

  • #34. North Carolina
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    #34. North Carolina

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 32.5%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 32.5%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 32.3%

  • #33. New Hampshire
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    #33. New Hampshire

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 32.6%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 35.7%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 29.6%

  • #32. Maine
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    #32. Maine

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 33.1%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 35.2%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 31.0%

  • #31. Texas
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    #31. Texas

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 33.1%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 33.0%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 33.2%

  • #30. Arizona
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    #30. Arizona

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 33.4%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 34.3%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 32.5%

  • #29. California
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    #29. California

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 33.6%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 33.0%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 34.0%

  • #28. Missouri
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    #28. Missouri

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 34.1%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 36.5%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 31.8%

  • #27. Illinois
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    #27. Illinois

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 34.4%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 34.6%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 34.3%

  • #26. Massachusetts
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    #26. Massachusetts

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 34.6%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 35.5%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 33.6%

  • #25. Alaska
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    #25. Alaska

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 35.1%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 36.9%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 33.0%

  • #24. Connecticut
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    #24. Connecticut

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 35.2%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 37.4%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 33.1%

  • #23. Florida
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    #23. Florida

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 35.7%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 35.1%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 36.3%

  • #22. Oklahoma
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    #22. Oklahoma

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 35.9%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 37.4%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 34.3%

  • #21. Virginia
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    #21. Virginia

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 36.2%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 37.6%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 34.6%

  • #20. Louisiana
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    #20. Louisiana

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 36.4%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 36.0%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 36.7%

  • #19. Nevada
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    #19. Nevada

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 36.5%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 36.8%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 36.1%

  • #18. Rhode Island
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    #18. Rhode Island

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 36.8%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 37.7%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 36.1%

  • #17. Mississippi
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    #17. Mississippi

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 37.2%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 37.0%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 37.4%

  • #16. New Jersey
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    #16. New Jersey

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 37.2%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 35.5%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 38.8%

  • #15. Tennessee
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    #15. Tennessee

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 37.2%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 36.9%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 37.4%

  • #14. Pennsylvania
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    #14. Pennsylvania

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 37.5%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 38.7%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 36.3%

  • #13. Arkansas
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    #13. Arkansas

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 37.6%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 38.6%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 36.6%

  • #12. Delaware
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    #12. Delaware

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 37.6%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 36.9%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 38.2%

  • #11. Ohio
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    #11. Ohio

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 38.1%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 38.5%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 37.6%

  • #10. New York
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    #10. New York

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 38.4%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 38.4%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 38.4%

  • #9. Indiana
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    #9. Indiana

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 38.6%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 39.4%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 37.8%

  • #8. West Virginia
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    #8. West Virginia

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 38.6%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 37.6%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 39.6%

  • #7. South Carolina
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    #7. South Carolina

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 38.7%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 40.5%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 36.9%

  • #6. Georgia
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    #6. Georgia

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 38.8%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 37.2%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 40.3%

  • #5. Michigan
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    #5. Michigan

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 38.9%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 40.9%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 36.9%

  • #4. Alabama
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    #4. Alabama

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 39.0%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 39.3%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 38.7%

  • #3. Maryland
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    #3. Maryland

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 39.0%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 40.2%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 37.8%

  • #2. Kentucky
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    #2. Kentucky

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 40.0%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 39.0%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 40.8%

  • #1. Hawaii
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    #1. Hawaii

    Adults getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 44.1%
    Men getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 44.4%
    Women getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night: 43.6%

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