Not very. According to a new study, we are sleeping better than many in the State and even across the Country. Most experts agree that you need seven or more hours of sleep a night. So how much sleep did Harbor Springs and Petoskey get last year?
In Emmet County, 69 percent reported getting at least 7 hours of sleep at night. Across the rest of the country, one in three adults don’t get seven hours of sleep. These numbers come from a study conducted by the Center for Disease Control on health. For the first time, insufficient sleep has been added as a measuring factor in the County Health Rankings.
The County Health Rankings, synthesizes data collected from the National Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control. The study monitors how healthy a County is by measuring two types of health outcomes: how long people live and how healthy people feel while alive.
In the study, insufficient sleep is measured by the percentage of adults who report fewer than 7 hours of sleep on average.
Data is compiled from answers reported via the question:
“On average, how many hours of sleep do you get in a 24-hour period? Think about the time you actually spend sleeping or napping, not just the amount of sleep you think you should get.”
How Sleepy is Petoskey and Harbor Springs?
How much sleep are we getting? Overall, the range in Michigan for people in the category of “insufficient sleep” is 28-41 percent. The lowest reports of insufficient sleep in Michigan come from our neighbors in Leenaau and the highest findings of lack of sleep come from Wayne County with 41 percent of it’s residents not getting enough sleep.
Here is how we rank:
- Petoskey and Harbor Springs – 31%
- Charlevoix – 30 %
- Leelanau – 28 %
- Wayne County – 41%
Overall, Michigan seems to get more sleep than many states. 66 percent of us get our recommended dose of daily Zzs compared to only 56 percent in Hawaii. According to Gallup Poll Studies, “43 percent of Americans say they would feel better if they got more sleep.” With only 31 percent of Emmet County residents reporting a lack of sleep, our area is more well rested than most.
Why We Get More Shut Eye
Admittedly, we are biased as to why Emmet and our neighboring Counties get more shut eye. Our clean air, ample forests, slower pace, beautiful lake, farmers markets, outdoor trails and activities seem like a natural fit for better sleep. Having a local company that handcrafts luxury mattresses with natural fibers, including Michigan wool, right in our backyard might help too.
At Beds by Design, we have been meticulously handcrafting natural, healthier sleep for thousands in Emmet and Charlevoix County. Made to order from start to finish in Harbor Springs, we are proud to be in so many homes in our area. You can learn more about who’s sleeping well in Emmet County here.
If you are not in the well rested category, come visit us.
How much sleep do you get?