It’s not quite true that the Big Apple is “the city that never sleeps,” though not everybody is happy with what they’re getting.
“Sleep is so fundamental, it really impacts multi-different systems” of the body, says Dr. Natasha Williams, a sleep expert at NYU Langone. ”We have seen a pattern as it relates to hypertension. … Mood, anxiety. There’s a strong relation with sleep disturbance and depression, as well.” We know we want it, but can we get it?
A staggering 44% of adults in Richmond County—that’s Staten Island–reported insufficient sleep, according to a new report by Charlotte’s Web, a CBD company.
The “forgotten borough” ranks first in New York State for drowsiness and is No. 14 in the list of the top 20 sleep-deprived counties in the entire country.
A very surprising second place in the state was clinched by upstate’s Fulton County with 43% of adults not catching enough ZZZs. And we thought upstate was restful!
The other four NYC boroughs aren’t sleeping in, either. In the Bronx, 42% of adults aren’t getting enough sleep; Brooklyn was at 41%; Queens at 40%, and Manhattan at 38%.
Charlotte’s web pulled the data from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. It is based on the percentage of adults who reported an average of fewer than 7 hours of sleep a night. Even those catching enough sleep may not be satisfied. Quite a few of the respondents, especially women, complained of interrupted sleep.
Outside of New York City, the study found that Cumberland County topped New Jersey as the most sleep-deprived in that state, with 43% percent.
Cumberland joined Staten Island representing the tri-state area at the top of the tired and probably cranky rankings, coming in at No. 15 nationwide. New Haven and New London counties tied for the lead in Connecticut at 38%, landing that state 40th on the nationwide list. CDC data shows sleep is better in the suburbs.
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