Living in paradise doesn’t necessarily equate to a peaceful night’s sleep, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC says that people in Hawaii report getting the least amount of healthy sleep in the U.S. Healthy sleep is defined by the CDC as snoozing for seven hours or more.

Hawaiian monk seals seem to get enough sleep. Why not the rest of us?

Hawaiian monk seals seem to get enough sleep. Why not the rest of us?

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What makes this concerning is that the CDC says that not getting seven hours of rest a day can result in higher likelihood of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, mental distress and even death.

The CDC’s study — the first ever to compare sleep habits of all 50 states and the District of Columbia — estimated that only 56.1 percent of people in Hawaii reported getting a healthy amount of sleep in a 24-hour period.

Compare that to South Dakota, which has the healthiest dozers in the country, which reports 71.6 percent of residents catching enough z’s.

Another interesting tidbit is how healthy sleeps breaks down by race, ethnicity and region.

The CDC reports that about half of blacks, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders get enough sleep compared to two-thirds of whites, Hispanics and Asians.

Southern and Appalachian states reported being the most sleep deprived while those living in the Great Plains said they were the most rested.

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