Finding yourself just plain old dog tired all the time? Just can't seem to shake the sleepy out of your eyes?

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Don't feel like you're alone. Apparently, there are a lot of people here in Louisiana that feel the same exact way.

The scariest part are the health risks associated with sleep deprivation or "Hypersomnia."  According to the Better Health Channel:

Hypersomnia means excessive sleepiness. There are many different causes, the most common in our society being inadequate sleep. This may be due to shiftwork, family demands (such as a new baby), study or social life. Other causes include sleep disorders, medication, and medical and psychiatric illnesses.


Based on the new data released after a new study conducted by CBD product site, Louisiana is the tenth sleepiest state in the entire country.

The site analyzed data issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning insufficient sleep, the ratio of mental health providers to people, reported poor mental health days per month, frequent mental distress for 14 or more out of 30 days, average working hours per month and rate of depression per state.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calculated this by looking at rates of depression in adults, before giving each state a depression severity score between 0.0 to 2.5.

Each state was then given an overall rank out of 1-50, with the lowest being the sleepiest.

The sleepiest U.S. state was determined to be West Virginia.  Alabama was second and Kentucky finished in third.

Woman trying to sleep

So, just how bad is our sleepiness in Louisiana?  According to the data, 38% of Louisiana people reported getting an insufficient amount of sleep. Additionally, 19% of those adults reported poor mental health days, which is the second highest score.  Louisiana also ranked highly in regards to Rate of Depression, which could certainly explain a lot of the issues we've seen lately.

RankingU.S. StatesInsufficient sleepMental health providersPoor mental health daysFrequent mental distressRate of depressionHours workedScore
1West Virginia10.007.7310.0010.006.410.8074.90

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