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How Reptiles Sleep in the Wild

Posted by John Woods on Oct 17, 2020 9:52:00 AM

Reptiles are fascinating creatures, but unless you’ve spent a great deal of time hiking and camping in nature, it’s not likely you’ve ever come across a sleeping one.

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Topics: sleep habits, animals

How Different Animals in The Wild Sleep

Posted by Chris Lesley on Sep 28, 2020 4:49:00 AM

Snoring, sleep-walking, or even talking in our sleep – we all have weird and different sleeping habits.

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Topics: sleep habits, animals

Animals' Sleep Patterns

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jun 8, 2018 4:38:00 AM

Thank you to the staff and writers @ for sharing such great research and information on sleep with Alaska Sleep clinic and our readers.

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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Topics: Sleep, animals

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