30 Cities in Need of Sleep

Five are in West Virginia, with Charleston No. 1
By Sarah Whitmire,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2011 6:04 PM CDT
A resident of Charleston, West Virginia, maybe?   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Think you aren't getting enough shut-eye? Chances are your neighbors agree with you. Sleep-deprivation can be a regional problem, the Daily Beast explains, with certain areas harder hit because of higher rates of obesity, heart disease, and smoking. The site crunched some numbers on insomnia and sleep meds to determine the 30 most sleep-deprived cities:

  1. Charleston, West Virginia: 10.2% of residents reported insomnia last year
  2. Mount Vernon, Illinois: 9.1%
  3. Dayton, Ohio 8.3%
  4. Springfield, Missouri: 8.6%
  5. Lexington, Kentucky: 8.4%
See the entire list. which includes five cities in West Virginia but no Big Apple.

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