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  • Do you sleep as much as a brown bat or as little as a goat?

  • And how do you know?

  • Let's figure it out and check which creatures are the most famous sleepyheads, and which

  • can spend months without rest!

  • And how about the animal that doesn’t sleep at all! (um, New Yorkers?

  • Heh heh)

  • 1.

  • Snails - up to several years.

  • These slimy shelled critters can slumber for up to 15 hours at a time, falling in and out

  • of sleep.

  • After that, a snail can be active for another 30 hours.

  • But in extreme conditions (when it gets too dry), snails can fall asleep for several years.

  • 2.

  • Frogs - the whole winter.

  • Frogs are equipped with some weird animal antifreezeice crystals forming under

  • their skin and in their body cavities don't faze them!

  • Frogs don't breathe, and their hearts don't beat throughout the cold winter months until

  • spring comes.

  • They spend that time sleeping nonstop - well, kind of.

  • They may have their eyes closed, but they still remain constantly alert.

  • 3.

  • Pythonsup to 23 hours.

  • These massive snakes have no eyelids, which makes it difficult to say when they're asleep.

  • They rarely eat, usually just once a weekthe rest of the time they spend digesting

  • their meals, which requires loads of energy.

  • That's why it's not unusual for a python to sleep for 18 to 23 hours and wake up only

  • to take a short evening stroll….er, make that slither.

  • 4.

  • Koalas - 22 hours.

  • These cute furballs aren't lazy, they just need a lot of energy to digest their high-fiber

  • food!

  • By the way, koalas' favorite sleeping position is either being nestled in a tree fork or

  • hanging from there.

  • 5.

  • Little Brown Bat - 20 hours.

  • Being nocturnal (active at night), these flying microbats snooze upside down for up to 20

  • hours a day.

  • By the way, this odd sleeping position makes it easier for them to take offtheir wings

  • are otherwise too weak to lift them up.

  • 6.

  • Walruses - up to 19 hours.

  • That’s if theyre deep asleep onshore.

  • But things are very different when walruses are in the water.

  • They can go for up to 84 hours without sleep!

  • From time to time, they hold their breath for 5 minutes or so and catch a quick nap

  • underwater.

  • For that, they just bite onto an ice sheet with their teeth so that they don’t drift

  • away.

  • 7.

  • Giant Armadillo - 18 hours.

  • No one would call giant armadillos social creatures.

  • They spend most of their time sleeping in their burrows.

  • The only reason armadillos might get together is to keep warm or find a mate.

  • 8.

  • North American Opossumalso 18 hours.

  • But the interesting thing is that they canplay possumfor up to 4 hours!

  • And theyre not really playingthe poor things get so scared, they pass out from shock.

  • One more thing: even though theyre often pictured hanging by their tails from a tree

  • branch, only baby opossums can do that.

  • Adults are too heavy to support their own weight for longer than a couple of minutes.

  • 9.

  • Owl Monkey (aka Night Monkey) - 17 hours.

  • These animals sleep 70% of the day, usually from sunrise to sunset.

  • Only after it gets dark, monkeys get out of their shelters to get some food and don't

  • stop feeding until the sun is about to rise.

  • Just like me on my hungry nights...

  • 10.

  • Tigers - 16 hours.

  • These mighty predators spend more than 65% of their time slumbering!

  • They don't think twice when choosing a suitable place for rest: rocks, grass, somewhere near

  • their prey - anything will do.

  • 11.

  • Squirrels - 15 hours.

  • These cute animals look playful and mega-active, but this appearance is partially deceptive.

  • Most of their time, about 60% of the day, squirrels spend asleep!

  • Tree squirrels build special nestscalled dreysfrom twigs, branches, and leaves

  • and hibernate there.

  • 12.

  • Cats - 12 to 16 hours.

  • Even though it might be challenging to catch your sleepy cat in-between its naps, your

  • feline friend doesn't sleep THAT much.

  • The trick is that cats prefer being active between dusk and dawn, which is the time you

  • spend asleep.

  • So, you just don't cross paths with your pet!

  • (But you might be scared wide awake by the ruckus they cause at 3AM!)

  • 13.

  • Frigatebirds - 12 hours or 45 minutes.

  • When this bird is on land, it has an unusual sleeping pattern.

  • Frigatebirds sleep for one minute, then wake up only to fall asleep again.

  • That repeats until these 1-minute naps add up to 12 hours.

  • But when these birds are flying, they sleep only 45 minutes a day, usually after dark

  • and in tiny 10-second bursts.

  • 14.

  • Meerkats - 10 to 12 hours.

  • When these funny little creatures sleep, they gather together in heaps.

  • This way, the animals keep warm and protect the leaders, who always rest at the bottom

  • of the pile.

  • 15.

  • Otters - 11 hours.

  • Otters need a lot of sleep, even though it's not always safe for them because of predators.

  • Plus, they could drift away while napping.

  • That's why otters often fall asleep on their backs on the water’s surface.

  • They all hold hands in groups so that nobody gets carried away by the current!

  • That’s right, theyotterto hold on to each other

  • 16.

  • Sloths - 10 hours.

  • I know, I know, sloths have a reputation they need to maintain, and rumor has it that they

  • sleep 15 to 19 hours a day!

  • That's true about sloths in captivity.

  • Wild sloths rarely sleep more than 10 hours a day.

  • Being the slowest mammal in the world, the sloth needs a lot of time to find food and

  • eat it.

  • 17.

  • Humans - 6 to 8 hours.

  • Yep, we spend up to 25 years (1/3!) of our lives switched off.

  • Not unless youre a babythen you’d be up there with tigers in the 16-hour range!

  • Or you might be a workaholic and find yourself further down on the list.

  • Hmmm

  • Let’s see!

  • 18.

  • Sheep and goats - 4 hours.

  • These animals sleep 4 hours a night but not at once.

  • They take several naps with breaks in between.

  • When sheep and goats sleep, they huddle together to stay warm and protect themselves.

  • They also take turns watching for predators.

  • 19.

  • Ants - 4 to 5 hours.

  • These insects have lots of 1-minute power naps during the day, which totals to about

  • 5 hours.

  • The queen, though, can enjoy sleep much longer, for up to 9 hours a day.

  • Well, she IS royalty after all

  • 20.

  • Elephants - 3 to 4 hours.

  • Elephants are massive, and they have to spend almost 19 hours a day stuffing their bodies

  • with food.

  • When they sleep, they do it either standing up, leaning against a tree, or lying down

  • on their side.

  • But if they do lie down, they can't stay that way for more than half an hour.

  • Otherwise, they might crush their innards!

  • 21.

  • Giraffes - 30 minutes.

  • Giraffes don't laze around: they only get about half an hour, at most, to avoid predators.

  • This sleep is divided into several 5-minute naps taken throughout the day.

  • Being tall, lanky things, giraffes have difficulties finding a comfortable sleeping position.

  • That's why they usually catch some z's standing up.

  • But sometimes, they do get down on the ground and curl up in the most adorably awkward limby

  • ball youll ever see.

  • 22.

  • Whales - 1 hour.

  • Sperm whales have an amazing sleeping position: they bobble vertically near the water’s

  • surface.

  • They have short regular periods of deep sleep that add up to a bit more than 1 hour a day.

  • These giants don't breathe or move during their naps.

  • 23.

  • Orca Calvesnot until their older!

  • Baby orcas don't sleep at all during the first weeks or sometimes even months of their lives.

  • They keep swimming around while their parents are resting.

  • It keeps them warm and protects them against predators.

  • 24.

  • Dolphins - never.

  • Well, kind of.

  • Dolphins do enter periods of deep sleep called "logging" (mostly because when a dolphin is

  • in this state, it resembles a log floating on the water).

  • But even so, dolphins shut down just half of their brain and close only the eye that's

  • opposite to the powered-down hemisphere.

  • This way, they're always alert and can watch out for trouble!

  • Glad I’m not a dolphin

  • Whale, I guess I “otterget some sleep now, but before I go

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