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Animalism

How the Animal Kingdom Sleeps

Dec 28, 2017 | 5 videos
Video by The Atlantic

Sleep is universal in the animal kingdom, but each species slumbers in a different — and often mysterious — way. Some animals snooze with half their brain, while others sleep for just two hours a day (without suffering sleep deprivation). In this episode of Animalism, Ed Yong guides us through the latest research on how creatures catch their z’s.

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Authors: Ed Yong, Jackie Lay, Brian Jimenez

About This Series

Ed Yong looks at the way animals live and explains why mammals evolved to behave in certain ways.