It looks like Mainer's are getting a good night's sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released their first nationwide survey of sleeping habits of American adults. They break down the sleeping habits state by state.

South Dakota (71.6) was listed as the state with best sleeping habits. Hawaii (56.1) was the most sleep-deprived state. Maine (67.1) was only a few percentage points behind South Dakota. So some of you are sleeping much better than I do!

The numbers were based on the percentage of adults who reported more than 7 hours of sleep per 24-hour period.

The CDC says a good night's sleep should last at least seven hours. Those who sleep less than seven hours a night are at an increased risk for issues such as obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure. How am I still alive? I have averaged about four hours of sleep for well over twenty years. They say about a third of us are not getting the amount of sleep recommended.

[Source: CDC, ABC News]

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