Montana can’t sleep

Posted to Maps  |  Tags: , ,  |  Kim Rees

Help is a drug company that offers you less. Less active ingredients, less waste, less confusion, less greed. Its tongue-in-cheek website has a map of its latest sales data called "What's wrong U.S.?" A bar chart for each state shows how many people are buying products for particular maladies.

So why are the inner northwest states having problems sleeping? My guess they're up late worrying about gay marriage.


  • OMG I Want that beautiful blocky map! I want it framed in my house. Any ideas where to find it?

  • why would anyone want “less active ingredients?” i know it doesn’t fit their schtick, but it should say “fewer.”

  • That map looks fantastic. It’s playful, but perfectly clear and makes it easy to pick out the tiny states. Is it based on something standard?

  • Can we avoid leaping to completely unrelated political generalizations from a graph on medical problems? I fully support gay marriage, but don’t come to this blog for flippant political statements, however tongue-in-cheek they may be.

    • Oh sorry, that was meant merely as a joke. It just struck me that all of those states had sleep problems and I thought it was a humorous correlation. And since this is a data blog, I was making a correlation/causation joke. Also, worrying could be read both ways (e.g., worrying against and worrying in support of).

    • Lighten up, Francis.

  • Those investigatory videos are something else… and if witches rub you the wrong way, it can give you blisters.

  • So apparently people aren’t sleepless in Seattle after all. Or at least no more so than anywhere else.


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