From the Wall Street Journal:
“It is no surprise that many Americans don’t get enough sleep. Now, new government data reveal who the sleep-deprived are and where they live.
Hawaii, the southeastern U.S. and states along the Appalachian Mountains have the lowest percentages of adults who get enough shut-eye, while South Dakota and other Great Plains states are the nation’s most well-rested region, according to a report released on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
The CDC reports that in Hawaii people lack
their full 8 hours snoozing in the equatorial sack.
Ditto Appalachia and Confederate domains,
where the Sandman’s skimping on his pacifying grains.
Unemployed or single or bereft of a degree
also will increase your lack of sleep, my chickadee.
Less than 7 hours sleep is linked to pleasantries
like stoutness, a bum ticker, and even diabetes.
I’d like to think this poem will help to cure that botheration,
by being so tedious it will inspire hibernation!