Friday, October 28, 2011

The 10 Most Sleep Deprived Cities

The CDC has recently released a study which identifies the cities that have the highest percentages of sleep deprived people. They are as follow:

  1. Detroit
  2. Birmingham, Alabama
  3. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  4. New Orleans, Louisiana
  5. New York, New York
  6. Cincinnati, Ohio
  7. Louisville, Kentucky
  8. Raleigh, North Carolina
  9. Columbus, Ohio
  10. Boston, Massachusetts
The rankings are based on individual sleep habits as reported in an annual study by the CDCP of more than 350,000 adults in all 50 states. The findings took into account the percentage of time people don’t get enough sleep or rest, and the percentage of people who say they don’t get enough sleep more than half of the time.

-Mr. Sleep



  1. Interesting list, deprived of sleep probably because people are to busy to get enough sleep and rest. Getting enough sleep re-energizes the body after a hard days work...

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  2. There was an interesting article in the NY Times recently which cited a study which concluded non-hispanic whites tend to get better sleep. I'm not sure how racially diverse the cities on the list are, but maybe it ties in with this?