Imagine this: You go to your a zoo to see your favorite animal, but they’re asleep in their enclosure. Well, there might be a specific reason why this animal is asleep. Certain animals have specific sleeping patterns that are beneficial to them, and today’s infographic gives you the reason behind it.
Some animals have a particular routine that they follow when they sleep. For example, sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don’t drift apart. They like to be together, and holding hands allows them to feel safe and secure. On the opposite side of the spectrum, giraffes barely sleep. They are constantly on alert for predators, so they go without sleep for weeks on end.
As you may know, some animals partake in hibernation. Hibernation is when an animal goes into a deep sleep for the winter season. Did you know that there is more to hibernation than just sleep? Animals are going through physical changes while in hibernation such as a decrease in body temperature.
I hope I didn’t make you sleepy while you read this, but now you have a further understanding of why certain animals sleep as often as they do. If you’ve been having a rough time hitting the hay, use these tips and tricks for a sleepless night to help you out.