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If you're looking for a good night's sleep, North Carolina may not be the state for you.

Nothing is more important for us than getting some shut-eye, and here in North Carolina, we apparently get some of the worst sleep!

It’s no secret that the quality of our sleep is important for our health in multiple ways. Good sleep is essential to our physical and mental function, our ability to fight sickness, and to recharge our natural body processes.

The National Sleep Foundation recommends we get about 7-9 hours of sleep each night. However, it appears some states are getting better sleep than others.

A survey by Aeris looked at over 3,000 Americans across 47 states to analyze different aspects of their sleep. Everything from sleeping positions, to air quality, to how long it takes to fall asleep in the first place.

First, they asked respondents to rate the quality of their sleep on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being poor and 5 being excellent.

So which state came out on top with the best quality sleep? That would be the state of Virginia, with an average sleep score of 3.61.

The survey also evaluated different sleep habits across America. For instance, 66% of us sleep on our side. And 54% of us wake up at least 2 times a night! And if you live in the state of Utah, congratulations, you are getting the most sleep per night on average!

Where does North Carolina fall when it comes to good sleep? Here are the best and WORST states for sleeping