You’re More Likely to Have Terrible Sleeping Habits If You Live in These U.S. Cities

Are you getting enough sleep? Despite the health risks, an Amerisleep survey found that many Americans aren’t sleeping nearly as much as they should be.

The survey asked participants to self-report how many hours they estimated sleeping per night. Officials ranked results by city based on the percentage of surveyed residents who slept less than seven hours nightly. The city ranked lowest on the list reported that 52 percent of its residents weren’t sleeping enough.

Do you live in one of the most sleep-deprived cities in the United States? Read on to find out. We’ve ranked them in order — just wait till you see what U.S. city made No. 1.

15. Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio

Folks in Cleveland aren’t exactly enjoying a good night’s sleep. | Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

Approximately 45.4 percent of Cleveland, Ohio residents reported getting less than seven hours of sleep on average per night.

Fast fact: Between going to bed and falling asleep, most Americans check social media and watch videos on their phones — which can significantly disrupt sleep quality.

Next: Cleveland isn’t the only Ohio city that’s sleeping poorly.

14. Dayton, Ohio

Dayton, Ohio

Night owls don’t typically get a good night’s sleep. | Thinkstock

About 45.7 percent of Dayton, Ohio residents reported getting less than seven hours of sleep on average per night.

Fast fact: According to the Amerisleep survey data, “night owls” — people who go to bed later into the night — experience poorer sleep quality than “early birds.”

Next: This is the first of three New Jersey cities on this list.

13. Paterson, New Jersey

Man pumps gas

Paterson, New Jersey residents seem to have a lot on their mind. | Chris Hondros/Getty Images

An estimated 45.7 percent of Paterson, New Jersey residents reported getting less than seven hours of sleep on average per night.

Fast fact: Survey participants reported that “distracted thoughts” disrupted their sleep most frequently. Night owls and early birds reported this almost equally.

Next: This Massachusetts town isn’t sleeping well these days.

12. Brockton, Massachusetts

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Brockton, Massachusetts residents have a tendency to worry before falling asleep. | Sean Pavone/iStock/Getty Images

Approximately 45.7 percent of Brockton, Massachusetts residents reported getting less than seven hours of sleep on average per night.

Fast fact: Some of these thoughts included worrying about the next day, thinking about family members, and thinking about not sleeping.

 Next: Are you a Floridian living in a sleepless city?

11. Lauderhill, Florida

Florida Prepares for Hurricane Irma

A lot of partners tend to snore in Florida. | Brian Blanco/Getty Images

About 45.8 percent of Lauderhill, Florida residents reported getting less than seven hours of sleep on average per night.

Fast fact: Other common reasons for poor sleep included being distracted by a pet or child, being woken up by a snoring partner, and not having any clue as to the reason behind disturbed sleeping patterns.

Next: Another Ohio city can’t seem to get enough sleep — maybe because of video streaming services.

10. Youngstown, Ohio

University in Youngstown , Ohio

Netflix is a weakness for people in Youngstown, Ohio. | iStock.com/cchmielowiec

An estimated 46 percent of Youngstown, Ohio residents reported getting less than seven hours of sleep on average per night.

Fast fact: Of the total percentage of Americans who reported getting less than seven hours of nightly sleep, many admitted that watching Netflix “for longer than planned” may have contributed to their sleep deprivation.

Next: This isn’t the only Georgia city tossing and turning most nights.

9. Macon, Georgia

Riverwalk in Augusta Georgia

Your age has a lot to do with how many hours of sleep you need per night. | SeanPavonePhoto/iStock/Getty Images

Approximately 46 percent of Macon, Georgia residents reported getting less than seven hours of sleep on average per night.

Fast fact: The amount of sleep you actually need per night depends largely on your age. In general, experts recommend no less than seven to eight hours for most adults.

Next: This New York city sleeps less than the actual New York City.

8. Mount Vernon, New York

Passengers ride in a subway car two days after a man was pushed to his death in front of a train

We can see how it is a bit difficult for new yorkers to get the recommended amount of sleep. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images

About 46.7 percent of Mount Vernon, New York residents reported getting less than seven hours of sleep on average per night.

Fast fact: It’s estimated that 1 in 3 American adults aren’t getting the recommended amount of sleep for their age and lifestyle.

Next: This southern city ranks No. 7 on the list of most sleep-deprived U.S. cities.

7. Albany, Georgia

Columbus, Georgia, USA

Take a jog a couple of hours before it’s time to go to sleep. | SeanPavonePhoto/iStock/Getty Images

An estimated 46.9 percent of Albany, Georgia residents reported getting less than seven hours of sleep on average per night.

Fast fact: Engaging in regular physical activity makes sleeping easier — as long as you don’t exercise right before bed.

Next: You’re probably not sleeping well if you live in this Alabama city.

6. Birmingham, Alabama

Linn Park Confederate Memorial

Abusing sleeping pills is not the way to get a good night’s sleep. | Hal Yeager/Getty Images

Approximately 46.9 percent of Birmingham, Alabama residents reported getting less than seven hours of sleep on average per night.

Fast fact: Millions of Americans used prescription sleep aids between the years of 2005 and 2010. This often results in drug overuse and abuse.

Next: Yet another New Jersey city struggles to stay in bed.

5. Newark, New Jersey

Newark, New jersey

Sleep seems to be fleeting in Newark, New Jersey. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images

An estimated 48 percent of Albany, Georgia residents reported getting less than seven hours of sleep on average per night.

Fast fact: People who drive while drowsy are more likely to get into car accidents. The crash rate increases with every hour of lost slumber.

Next: It may seem like paradise, but not when it comes to sleeping well.

4. Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaii

You would think it would be pretty easy to sleep in paradise. | iStock/Getty Images Plus

About 48 percent of Honolulu, Hawaii residents reported getting less than seven hours of sleep on average per night.

Fast fact: Snoring is a common cause for disrupted sleeping, both for the snorer and their partner. There are a number of physiological reasons why people snore, but there are remedies that can help.

Next: This is the third and final sleepy New Jersey city.

3. Camden, New Jersey

Waves at sunset, Cape May, New Jersey.

The last thing you want is to develop an illness because you don’t get enough sleep. | iStock/Getty Images

Approximately 50.8 percent of Camden, New Jersey residents reported getting less than seven hours of sleep on average per night.

Fast fact: Sleep deprivation increases your risk of dying from complications related to high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and a weakened immune system.

Next: This city ranks No. 2 among the nation’s most exhausted towns.

2. Detroit, Michigan

Detroit on a map

A lot of people in Detroit are shift workers. | iStock.com

An estimated 50.8 percent of Detroit, Michigan residents reported getting less than seven hours of sleep on average per night.

Fast fact: It’s extremely difficult for the body to adjust to shift work. Shift workers are much more likely to report sleeping problems and related illnesses  as a result.

Next: This is the U.S. city that reports the worst sleeping habits of all.

1. Gary, Indiana

Downtown Indianapolis skyline at twilight

No sleep in Indiana. | iStock/Getty Images

About 52 percent of Gary, Indiana residents reported getting less than seven hours of sleep on average per night.

Fast fact: Even though Gary lies near the center of the Midwest, locations at high altitudes  tend to disrupt residents’ sleep more often than places of low altitude.

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