You guess correctly - Georgia. According to yahoo news writer Amanda Chan, GA ranked as the #1 sleep deprived state. On average citizens of Georgia sleep 6.09 hours per night. Not surprising in an overworked underpaid state. Why is sleep so critical? Lack of sleep can lead to increased car accidents, inability to clearly think, and can lead to serious health problems amongst other negative effects. According to the CDC 7-8 hours per day is recommended for adults. How many hours to you sleep per night? Do you feel better and function better with 7-8 hours of sleep per night?