How Much Sleep Do Montana Residents Get Each Night?

As a kid I hated nap time, I always suffered from a fear of missing out. Then as I got into my teenage and early 20's I was lucky to get 4 or 5 hours of sleep a night.

Now a days, I don't worry so much about FOMO and am more willing to get a full night of sleep, but what about the rest of the people living in Montana?

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How Much Sleep Are You Supposed To Get Each Night?

According to the experts at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute adults should be getting 7 to 9 hours a night.

Kids need even more sleep,

  • For newborns younger than 4 months, sleep patterns vary widely.
  • Babies 4 months to 1 year old should sleep 12 to 16 hours per day.
  • Children 1 to 2 years old should sleep 11 to 14 hours per day.
  • Children 3 to 5 years old should sleep 10 to 13 hours per day.
  • Children 6 to 12 years old should sleep 9 to 12 hours per day.
  • Teens 13 to 18 years old should sleep 8 to 10 hours per day.

Getting those 7 to 9 hours can prevent all sorts of health related issues which include including increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease.

So where does Montana rank when it comes to good quality sleep compared to the rest of America?

A man sleeps peacefully with his head on his pillowe

Percentage Of Montana Residents Reporting Insufficient Sleep

The website 24/7 Wall St released a report that shows that when it comes to Montana, only 30.9% of those over 18 report getting too little sleep each night.

That puts Montana at #5 in the nation, behind only Vermont, South Dakota, Colorado and Minnesota.

Because we are getting such good sleep we also see we're doing pretty good health wise as well,

In Montana, 29.0% of people report having high blood pressure, the 6th lowest share in the U.S. Across the country as a whole, 32.9% of Americans have hypertension. About 8.9% of the state’s population 20 and over have diabetes, the 8th lowest share and compared to a national diabetes prevalence in people 20 and over of 10.5%

So if you don't get enough sleep because of FOMO, think of it this way.

You might miss out on something for one night, but with complicated health issues you could be missing out on more down the road.

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