A new interactive map shows that people in US states where is obesity is on the rise are also among the most sleep deprived, as reported by the Daily Mail.
West Virginia tops the list for the most sleep deprived, with 37 per cent of its adult population losing out on vital shut eye each night.
And a complimentary map shows it is also one of the most obese states, with an adult obesity rate of 35.1 per cent.
That is, according to a series of new interactive maps, created by HealthGrove using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Kentucky comes in second, with a sleep deprivation rate of 34.9 per cent and an obesity rate of 33.2 per cent.
While Tennessee ranks third with 31.4 per cent of its adults not getting enough sleep and 33.7 per cent considered obese.
Studies have shown obesity and sleep deprivation are closely linked.
Being overweight can increase a person’s risk of a disorder known as sleep apnea.