Kansas Among Most Rested States in U.S. Heading Into 2023

There’s an age-old adage that the key to a good day is a good night’s sleep, which appears to be something residents of the Sunflower State take to heart.

That’s especially true on the backend of a holiday season with family and the ending of the year. At BetKansas.com, where we typically stick to Kansas sports betting, we decided to look at which states across the U.S. are the most well-rested going into 2023.

Based on a trio of metrics, BetKansas.com determined Kansas is among the most well-rested states in the nation, coming in ninth, between New Mexico and North Dakota.  

BetKansas.com utilized three combined data points to develop the ranking of the 50 States from "most sleepy" to most well-rested. We utilized WebMD’s ranking of “Most Sleepy” based on surveys, the U.S. Census’ ranking of “Longest Commutes,” and Business.org’s “Most Work Hours.” 

(For context, the higher the number in a certain category, the better!)

Rank State Most Sleepy Survey Ranking Longest Commutes Ranking Most Work Hours Ranking
1 Utah 443948
2 Montana 354744
3 Oregon 473037
T-4 Idaho 464235
T-4 Vermont 413646
6 Wisconsin 483824
7 Minnesota 343340
8 New Mexico 303739
9 Kansas 274332
10 North Dakota 50492

Kansas Among Most Well-Rested States in America

Of the three aforementioned metrics, Kansas ranked highest when it came to longest commutes, coming in just ahead of Idaho. That signals Kansans collectively have among the shortest drives to the workplace, positively affecting their energy levels both at and away from the office.

The Sunflower State’s next best category was most work hours, where Kansas ranked 32nd out of 50, showing how Kansans understand how important work-life balance is to a healthy lifestyle.  

Finally, the lowest scoring category for the heart of the Midwest was its “most sleepy” survey ranking, which had them ranked 27th in the U.S., based off data collected from WebMD.com.  

On the flip side of that survey, North Dakota and Wisconsin were among the highest ranked states in WebMD’s findings, showing the country the Upper Midwest knows a thing or two about proper rest.  

North Dakota also scored well in the commutes category, while the state Kansas finished behind overall (New Mexico) ranked behind the Sunflower State by that metric.  

Overall, the top-five well-rested states by the three chosen metrics (Utah, Montana, Oregon, Idaho, and Vermont) all scored well across each category, allowing them to build up the points needed to stand out from the fray.  

At least Kansans can take some semblance of solace in the fact their easterly neighbor is nowhere to be found on the list, meaning the Sunflower State managed to win the Border War of sleeping soundly.  

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Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan is a lead writer at BetKansas.com specializing in covering state issues. He covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years.

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