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SleepBetter Sleepy Parents Index – All 50 States

Which state has the sleepiest parents of all? All 50 states plus the District of Columbia are listed below. Are moms or dads sleepier in your state? Find your state in the list below by using the search bar, or compare your state to others by viewing the full list. To view a ranking of the 25 largest media markets, click here.

State
Ranking
Male Parents & CaretakersFemale Parents & Caretakers
StateAvg. days inadequate sleep per month% of adults receiving inadequate sleep more than 1/2 the timeStateAvg. days inadequate sleep per month% of adults receiving inadequate sleep more than 1/2 the time
1West Virginia11.627.7Missouri12.333.7
2Kentucky11.427.6West Virginia12.231.1
3New Hampshire10.426.9Ohio12.131.5
4Massachusetts10.425.5Kentucky12.129.6
5Delaware10.225.1Maryland11.630.7
6Ohio10.224.2Nevada11.531.8
7Indiana10.124.2Oklahoma11.529.4
8Oregon10.025.0Oregon11.529.3
9Michigan10.022.9New Jersey11.430.2
10Rhode Island9.923.4Montana11.328.3
11Montana9.824.3Louisiana11.328.2
12Oklahoma9.724.3Massachusetts11.328.2
13Alabama9.721.3Connecticut11.228.8
14Maryland9.623.9Kansas11.227.3
15New York9.623.6Virginia11.227.2
16Louisiana9.622.7Delaware11.129.2
17New Jersey9.622.6New York11.128.8
18Arkansas9.622.2District of Columbia11.028.0
19Vermont9.522.6Pennsylvania11.026.3
20Pennsylvania9.520.6Maine10.927.5
21South Dakota9.520.3Alabama10.926.8
22Wisconsin9.519.7Georgia10.827.2
23Mississippi9.423.4Illinois10.826.8
24Washington9.421.4Indiana10.826.7
25Maine9.420.6North Carolina10.627.0
26Iowa9.420.4Wyoming10.626.7
27Nevada9.420.2Arkansas10.626.2
28Arizona9.419.7Tennessee10.625.1
29Virginia9.418.9Michigan10.624.8
30Florida9.322.9Mississippi10.525.1
31Alaska9.322.4Nebraska10.522.9
32New Mexico9.322.2Washington10.425.9
33Colorado9.321.6Vermont10.425.6
34Connecticut9.321.4Wisconsin10.425.5
35South Carolina9.122.1Idaho10.425.1
36Tennessee9.121.8New Hampshire10.425.1
37District of Columbia9.119.8South Carolina10.425.1
38Wyoming9.118.0Utah10.424.1
39Illinois9.022.7Colorado10.223.7
40Missouri9.021.8Arizona10.223.5
41Georgia9.021.8Alaska10.125.5
42Idaho9.020.3Florida10.124.9
43Utah9.019.6Minnesota10.124.4
44Kansas8.818.8Texas10.124.2
45Nebraska8.717.3New Mexico9.924.8
46North Carolina8.620.4Rhode Island9.923.5
47North Dakota8.619.1South Dakota9.824.0
48Hawaii8.419.7North Dakota9.822.8
49Texas8.318.9Iowa9.420.9
50Minnesota8.115.8Hawaii9.322.9
51California8.017.2California8.820.1

Index Methodology: The data used to develop the indices above were drawn from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System (BRFSS), a telephone survey that collects information on the health behaviors of more than 350,000 adults in the U.S. These data were derived from responses to the question, “During the past 30 days, for about how many days have you felt you did not get enough rest or sleep?” on the most recent survey in which that question was asked (2010). An indicator was created to help define mothers and fathers, as it relates to the BRFSS questionnaire – respondent with children under the age of 18 in shared household. Two sleep indicators were created – the average number of days per month adults reported receiving adequate sleep and the percentage of adults reporting adequate sleep less than half the time. The combined values of those indicators were used to create the SleepBetter.org Sleepy Parents Index.