Pennsylvanians aren't getting enough sleep
Almost 68% of Keystone Staters get less than seven hours of sleep per night, according to a study that tracked the sleep of Apple Watch users from February to June 2022.
Zoom out: Southern states generally had the highest shares of adults getting fewer than seven hours of sleep.
- Meanwhile, Hawaii had the highest share with 75.8% and Washington state had the lowest share at 61.7%.
Of note: Although data of Apple users might not reflect the general population, the "fact that we don't get enough sleep [is] clear across the board," says Karin Johnson, a sleep medicine specialist and professor of neurology.
😴 Be smart: At least seven hours of sleep nightly is recommended for the average adult.
- Some basic sleep tips include keeping your room cool, reducing light exposure before bed and not looking at the time when you wake up in the middle of the night.
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