We already know that when it comes to insomnia, the USA is not equal. Now we can share not only the most sleep deprived states, but the most sleep deprived cities in the United States, thanks to a collaboration between The Daily Beast and Experian Simmons.
Unfortunately we don't know why some cities are more sleep deprived than others as those questioned weren't asked why they didn't get enough sleep. That being said, it's thought that health problems such as obesity, heart disease and smoking may be to blame (West Virginia ranks at or near the bottom of the country when it comes to these health indicators).
The top five sleep deprived cities with a population above 500,000 are:
1. Charleston, WV
2. Mount Vernon, IL
3. Dayton, OH
4. Springfield, MO
5. Lexington, KY
For the full list of the 30 most sleep deprived cities in the United States, click the source link below. Is your city on the list?
Source: The Daily Beast
Last updated: July 5, 2011