Jackson Blue

Jackson Blue

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I planned on doing that for this entire article but I came to my senses. Sleep is important. On average, a person spends about one-third of their life sleeping. I have two teenage children and they must be front-loading that sleep. The Guinness World Record for the longest time without sleep is held by Randy Gardner, who stayed awake for a staggering 11 days and 25 minutes during a science fair project in 1964. I bet he was a shell of a human being for a few days after that.

The recommended amount of sleep varies depending on age and individual needs. According to the National Sleep Foundation, here are the general recommendations for different age groups:

Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours per day
Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours per day
Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours per day
Preschoolers (3-5 years): 10-13 hours per day
School-age children (6-13 years): 9-11 hours per day
Teenagers (14-17 years): 8-10 hours per day
Young adults (18-25 years): 7-9 hours per day
Adults (26-64 years): 7-9 hours per day
Older adults (65+ years): 7-8 hours per day

7-9 hours of sleep a night for adults? That doesn’t seem too difficult to maintain, right? But to tell the truth I haven’t seen a full 7 hours in a whiiiiillllllleeee. So I’m sorry Massachusetts. Hi, it’s me. I’m the prob….

According to a new study by the “sleep experts” at Amerisleep, an online mattress store, Massachusetts is one of the most sleep-deprived states in the country! How bad do we rank? See below where I’ll give you the sleep-deprivation rankings of all 6 New England states.

Amerisleep got their data by examining 96 sleep-related search terms to determine the average monthly search volume per 100,000 residents in each state. The higher the search volume, the worse the sleep-deprivation, the higher up the list they go.

So remove your sleep mask so you can see how sleep deprived (or not) New England is:

  • MAINE

    AVERAGE MONTHLY SEARCH VOLUME PER 100K: 556
    OVERALL RANK: 42/50
    NOT VERY SLEEP-DEPRIVED!

  • VERMONT

    AVERAGE MONTHLY SEARCH VOLUME PER 100K: 561
    OVERALL RANK: 40/50
    NOT VERY SLEEP-DEPRIVED!

  • CONNECTICUT

    AVERAGE MONTHLY SEARCH VOLUME PER 100K: 739
    OVERALL RANK: 7/50
    PRETTY SLEEP-DEPRIVED!

  • NEW HAMPSHIRE

    AVERAGE MONTHLY SEARCH VOLUME PER 100K: 621
    OVERALL RANK: 26/50
    MIDDLE OF THE PACK!

  • RHODE ISLAND

    AVERAGE MONTHLY SEARCH VOLUME PER 100K: 714
    OVERALL RANK: 13
    PRETTY SLEEP-DEPRIVED!

  • MASSACHUSETTS

    AVERAGE MONTHLY SEARCH VOLUME PER 100K: 754
    OVERALL RANK: 4
    VERY SLEEP-DEPRIVED! THAT’S WHY WE LOVE OUR DUNKIN’ SO MUCH!

  • WANNA SEE HOW ALL OF THE STGATES RANKED?

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