Jan 31, 2024 - News

😴 N.C. is sleepy

😴 Share of adults getting fewer than seven hours of sleep per night, on average
Data: Apple Heart and Movement Study; Map: Alice Feng/Axios

Most U.S. adults aren't getting enough sleep, Axios' Carly Mallenbaum writes.

Why it matters: At least seven hours of sleep nightly is recommended for the average adult.

  • Fewer than seven hours, and studies suggest you could be more at risk for health concerns like stroke.

By the numbers: Americans get less than six and a half hours a night on average, according to a study that tracked the sleep of Apple Watch users from February to June 2022.

  • About 69% of North Carolinians are getting fewer than seven hours of sleep per night on average.

How to get more sleep

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