Medical Marijuana experts at Leafwell conducted a study to reveal which states suffer the most with their sleep. The study took into account the average nightly sleep duration, or how long you’re sleeping each night, as well as the “the number of searches for more than 90 search terms including, ‘insomnia,’ ‘lack of sleep,’ and ‘I can’t sleep.’”
Then, after taking all of this information into account, Leafwell calculated which states were suffering the most when it came time for some shut eye. They gave each state an overall ‘sleep score’ out of 100, so we could easily rank among the others.
And let’s just say… Atlanta might need to take over the title as the City that Never Sleeps!
What was our actual sleep score?
We’re number 2 on the list of sleep-sufferers, with a sleep score of 19.68 out of 100. That’s fully failing, y’all. Imagine getting a 19 on any other test in school… I know there would be tears.
Leafwell reports that “Georgia has the fifth-highest proportion of sleep problem related queries, at 780 per 100,000 residents.” That might not seem like a lot, but for a state with quite a lot of people (thanks to Atlanta, especially) it’s a ton of people.
Not only are we searching up how to sleep better, and still not getting the rest we need, but we’re ranked seventh highest in the state for a “short sleep duration,” or amount of hours we actually sleep at night.
It’s crucial for overall health to get enough hours of sleep each night–and that’s eight or more.
Leafwell also reports, “Georgia’s most searched for sleep related term was found to be ‘sleep music’, with an average of 4,442 searches per month.” 4,442!
Getting enough sleep can be super hard, listen, I know it! It’s hard to put your phone down, or leave that one little task until the morning, but sometimes, that’s just what you’ve gotta do!
What are some tips for sleeping better?
First, don’t be on your phone right before bed. I literally scroll through TikTok right before bed, so I’m guilty of this too! But be strong–put your phone away.
Make sure your room is dark enough. Having lights on can actually make your sleep quality a little worse, and make it harder to fall asleep. If you can’t darken the room with lights only, get an eye mask or a blackout curtain. And if you live in downtown Atlanta, where sirens and street sounds happen all night, grab a white noise machine or earplugs to help with the sound.
Let’s get some rest, Atlanta!