How does weather affect U.S. sleep patterns?

The warmer the weather, the better your wake-up mood.

Southern states are waking up in better moods than the freezing North. The region with the best wake-up mood of all? Southeast U.S. where winter weather ranges from being dry and mild to slightly chilly and wet.

Worst mood:

Pacific Northwest –Washington, Idaho and Oregon

Best mood:

Southern-most states including Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.

How weather affects U.S. wake-up mood

Snow stomps out stress!

Regions with more snowfall and near-freezing temperatures are feeling less stressed before bed. Across the U.S., the highest stress levels are recorded in the South East—and specifically Florida–where winters are dry and temperatures mild.

Least stressed city:

Boston (where snow has reached epic proportions) is the #3 least stressed city in the U.S.. Milwaukee, WI comes in at #1 where only 28% of users report nighttime stress.

Most stressed city:

Jacksonville, FL. More than 40% of users feel stressed before bed—5.5% higher than the national average. Florida dominates the top 10 most stressed cities list with Miami, Orlando and Tampa also reporting higher-than-average stress levels at night.

How weather affects stress in the U.S.

More Snow Equals More Sleep:

When it comes to time in bed, users in regions where snowfall is highest are getting the most sleep—nearly 7 hours and 20 minutes. Southern, sunnier states meanwhile, are sleeping up to 20 minutes less each night.

Sleepy States:

Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado where nightly temperatures drop below freezing sleep the longest. The city spending the most time in bed? Saint Paul, MN where the average low temperature over the past month is -8.1 degrees.

Sleepless in Sunny Florida:

Florida cities Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville sleep less than 7 hours and 4 minutes. Miami, with an average winter temperature of 67 degrees, spends the least time in bed at only 7 hours each night.

How weather affects U.S. sleep quantity