Whenever the subject of sleep comes up I say "I need my 14 hours" just to see if people are listening.

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While making a crack about sleeping for a million hours is funny to me, the idea of going without sleep is no joke. I take my sleep seriosuly, some (my wife) would say I take it too seriously. I've had to get to work no later than 4:30 am for the last 16 years and I know how hard it is to do that if I didn't get proper sleep.

While it's important to me, it's not so easy for everyone in NY and CT. According to new research from Leafwell, both states rank in the Top 15 for sleep issues and New York is Top 10.

Leafwell looked at average nightly sleep duration in each state as well as weighing the number of Google searches for poor sleep. In the end, New York state is #6 for sleep troubles and Connecticut ranked 13th. New York's sleep score was 30.37 out of 100 and CT had a rating of 37.75.

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A deeper look at New York's sleep stats:

  • New York reported the highest number of problem sleep searches of any state, with 795 searches per 100,000 people.
  • 34.6% of the New York population reportedly struggle with short sleep duration, ranking 27th out of 50. 
  • New York’s most searched for sleep related term is ‘sleep apnoea, with an average of 27,692 monthly searches. 

The state with the worst sleep score in America was Hawaii at 9.87 out of 100 which is bonkers and the best state for sleep was South Dakota with a socre of 91.69.

Here are the Top 5 worst sleep states:

1. Hawaii - 9.87

2. Georgia - 19.68

3. Nevada - 23.24

4. Maryland - 24.31

5. Virgina - 29.61

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I've been doing the I-95 Morning Show for 15 years and in that time I've had so many wonderful memories in that building. We performed our Ethan and Lou 10 year Anniversary concert there, I've met countless celebrities at the Playhouse and have attended many of their shows.

Many of the top flight guests we've booked on the I-95 Morning Show have been courtesy of our association with the Playhouse. But it wasn't just the rock stars that got invited to our studio, the people behind the curtain have always been regular guests on our shows.

Jared Shahid is the new Managing Director at the Ridgefield Playhouse but not a new face to us. Ethan and I have hung with him backstage, we've had him in the studio and he and I even worked on a TV project together.

Jared is one of the best storytellers I know so we were delighted to invite him back on the show. Recently, Shahid joined us on the the I-95 Morning Show with Ethan, Lou & Dave. Whenever he comes in, he brings tickets and stories for our audience. These are some of the amazing behind the scenes tales he shared with us on Thursday (5/25/23).

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Top 10 Things That Prove You Are a Real Connecticut Driver

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