Do you get more or less sleep than your fellow Americans?

How much sleep do you get every night? I need eight hours to feel good, and bedtime can be no later than 11 p.m. or midnight, or I’m still thrown off the following day! *So boring, me.*

Researchers at Sleep Cycle, took a snapshot of our country’s sleep quality on one day and found: overall, people in the United States got an average of 7.09 hours of sleep; they went to bed by 11:27 p.m., and woke up at 6:45am.

When broken down by individual state, though, there are some locations that slept better or worse than others:

Hawaii got the least amount of sleep (6.40 hours)
Montana got the most sleep (7.26 hours)
Folks in Vermont got the best quality sleep
Hawaii slept the worst
The state of Wyoming woke up in the worst mood
Louisiana woke up in the best mood

This information is based on 96,102 male and female Sleep Cycle alarm clock users, ages 18-74 years old, who voluntarily and anonymously shared their sleep data from October 31.

Diane Ako

Peace of mind By Diane Ako I like to reflect on life. Sometimes it’s philosophically. Sometimes it’s humorously. For all its beauty, life is far too difficult a journey to take alone. You need the support and connection with others to help carry you along the way. Writing brings me that connection– within and without. It clarifies my thoughts and feelings. It helps me reach out to others for advice, wisdom, or feedback. Your thoughts become your actions. Your actions become you. A wise yogi- Patanjali- said, “Speak what is true. Speak what is pleasant.” Let’s speak of things pleasant to one another and seek some peace of mind along the way. ABOUT Diane Ako joined Hawaii: In Real Life in October 2016. She likes being part of a community of local bloggers – people who like writing and sharing, like she does. Ako is an anchor/ reporter at Island News (KITV4 – ABC) in Honolulu. She previously anchored and reported at KHON2 (FOX) and KHNL (NBC), and at stations in California, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. She freelance writes for NMG Network's magazines. In between news jobs, in 2017, she launched and ran her own p.r. company, Diane Ako PR. From 2010-2014, she headed the public relations department at Halekulani Corporation, which oversees luxury resort Halekulani and boutique hotel Waikiki Parc. She’s been blogging since 2009 – before Hawaii: IRL, she wrote for The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the state’s largest daily newspaper, where her stories garnered a dozen journalism awards and an Emmy nomination. Ako has a BA in Communications from Menlo College and an MA in Political Science from University of Hawaii at Manoa. She volunteers as a board member of the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation, a Shinto shrine maiden at Daijingyu Temple, a citizen-scientist studying shrimp, and a yoga teacher at a senior center.

Diane Ako has 274 posts and counting. See all posts by Diane Ako

3 thoughts on “Do you get more or less sleep than your fellow Americans?

  • November 20, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Hi Diane,
    I get about 6-7 hours of sleep 7 days a week.

    • November 20, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      Is that enough? I like 8 hours. I envy those who need less!

      • November 21, 2017 at 7:23 am

        It works for me. If I sleep more, I feel lazy throughout the day.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.