Jump directly to the Content
Jump directly to the Content

Sermon Illustrations

Home > Sermon Illustrations

Ranking All 50 States on Getting Enough Sleep

Although sleep is vital to our wellbeing, as many as 35.1 percent of American adults fail to get at least seven hours of sleep each night—the minimum recommended sleep time for adults. Beyond feeling tired and less productive, a lack of sleep has more far-reaching implications—mostly to our health. Research shows that not getting enough rest each night is associated with numerous physical and mental health problems. A lack of sleep can also lead to accidents in the workplace, fatal crashes on the road, and poor performance at work. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surveyed American adults to find how many hours of sleep they get each day, on average.

These are the states where people are getting the most (and least) sleep. If you're from South Dakota, Colorado, Minnesota, Nebraska, Utah, Kansas, Idaho, or Montana, you're faring better than most people in America. But here are the bottom ten states, the states where people, on average, get the least amount of sleep: Hawaii (ranked dead last at 50th), Kentucky (49th), Maryland, Alabama, Michigan, Georgia, South Carolina, West Virginia, Indiana, and New York.

Check out the list and see where the people in your state rank.

Related Sermon Illustrations

Colleges Provide Campus Snooze Rooms

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is the latest school to make headlines for piloting a napping station. In the walk-up to finals, six vinyl cots and disposable pillowcases were ...

[Read More]

Americans Keeping the Sabbath less Often

A new national survey found that Americans don't pay as much attention to the Sabbath as we used to. The new survey depicts the modern Sabbath as a day focused on relaxation and errand-running ...

[Read More]