Looking for a good night’s rest? You may want to take a tip from those in California, as new research reveals they get the best sleep in the country.

A survey commissioned by Herbalife and conducted by OnePoll of 5-thousand Americans, split evenly by state, asks about the average quality of their sleep, how many nights a week they get high-quality sleep and how many hours they snooze a night, on average. While Californians come in first, they only average six and a half out of 10 when it comes to sleep quality, only get six and a half hours of sleep a night and average four nights of high-quality sleep a week.

The survey also finds:

  • The rest of the top five states for sleep are all on the East Coast, with South Carolina coming in second, followed by New York, Maryland and New Jersey tied for fourth and North Carolina is fifth.
  • Regardless of where they live, more than half (55%) of respondents can’t remember the last time they had a “perfect” night of sleep and 78% don’t recall when they last had a “perfect week” of sleep.
  • Part of the problem may be that only 48% of respondents say they know how to get a good night’s sleep.
  • People admit to engaging in activities that aren’t recommended in the two hours before bed, including watching TV (66%), or scrolling through their phone on social media (38%).
  • Californians are slightly better than the national average, as 54% watch TV before bed and 32% are on social media.
  • More than three-quarters (78%) of all respondents are trying to improve their sleep this year.
  • That includes having a more consistent bedtime and morning routine (44%), not spending time on screens before bed (39%) and eating less later in the evening (30%).
  • Men seem to be slightly better sleepers, in general, as 37% of them say they “often” or “always” feel sleep deprived, compared to 50% of women.

Source: SWNS Digital

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