SHREVEPORT, LA – Louisiana is near the top of another list we would rather not be on. This one is disturbing for many of us because it deals with our sleep. We are simply not getting enough sleep in the Bayou State.

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This new study puts Louisiana as one of the worst states for getting a good night’s sleep.

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The folks at Mattress Next Day took a look at the following factors to see which states get the best sleep and which get the worst:

😴 Noise pollution
😴 Mental health levels
😴 Stress rates
😴 Crime statistics
😴 Access to green spaces.

What’s the Worst State for Sleeping?

Alaska tops the list. Part of the problem in Alaska is the weather. They obviously have the coldest average annual temperatures and also has a high average crime rate.

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Erin McCarty

What’s the Best State for Sleeping?

This is no big surprise. It’s Hawaii. It’s easy to relax in a climate that has mild temperatures year round. Hawaii also overs some of the most relaxing scenery in the world.

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Mattress Next Day’s top tips for better sleep:

Control noise levels - Noise can disrupt your sleep quality significantly, so it’s a good idea to invest in earplugs, white noise machines, or soundproofing materials to minimize disturbances.

Prioritize your safety - Feeling safe and secure is essential for quality sleep, especially in areas with higher crime levels! You could enhance your security measures by fitting alarms, locks, and motion-sensor lights to ease any anxiety.

Regulate the temperature and light - Temperature and light levels play crucial roles in sleep quality. Optimize room temperature using appropriate bedding and climate control devices to ensure comfort throughout the night.

Establish a routine - Consistency is key to quality sleep. Stick to a regular sleep schedule by going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, even on weekends. 


Top 5 Worst States for a Good Night’s Sleep

  1. Alaska
  2. California
  3. West Virginia
  4. New Mexico
  5. Louisiana

Why Is Louisiana Near the Bottom?

The study pins the blame on our “extreme temperatures”. The study says it can often be too hot to get a good night of sleep. Louisiana is also high on the stress level list, as well.

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