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(CNN) – A new study suggests that more than a third of Americans are not getting enough sleep.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study analyzed data from more than 400,000 people in all 50 states and Washington DC.

Hundreds of thousands reported getting less than the recommended seven hours or more of sleep per day. Lack of sleep is associated with health issues like  greater risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and mental illness.

The CDC says this study is the first one to examine sleep hours on a state level. Southeastern states and those along the Appalachian mountains reported the least amount of sleep.

But the state with the single lowest reported sleep levels was Hawaii. South Dakota, Colorado and Minnesota residents reported highest amounts of sleep.

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