Sleepless in... Knoxville: City ranks #2 most sleep deprived

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Did you have a tough time pulling yourself out of bed this morning? You may not be the only one.

A new study finds Knoxville is the second most sleep-deprived city in the country.

On average, people here aren't getting enough sleep ten nights each month. Nearly a quarter (24.1%) don't get enough sleep more than half of the time.

The only city more dreary-eyed than Knoxville: Charleston W.V., where more than 27% don't get enough sleep on most nights.

It's not much better in the Tri-Cities either. The region right on the border of Tennessee and Virginia came in sixth.

The survey was compiled by SleepBetter.org and Carpenter Co. They said they analyzed data from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions annual Behaviorial Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey. They pulled data from 188,795 respondents and found a significant portion of the population is struggling with sleep.


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