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Non-Human Animals and Sleep: Is There a Connection?

Posted by https://www.tuck.com/blog/ on Jun 8, 2018 8:38:00 AM

While sleep patterns vary widely among animal classes and species, there are a few general rules of thumb. Sleep serves important evolutionary functions for all animals, but sleep patterns and positioning are based in large part on available food supply and defense mechanisms.

Sleep helps animals consolidate memories and learn, which is why animals with larger brains require more REM sleep.

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