5 Animals That Sleep Too Much (and One That Might Not Need To)

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In the animal kingdom, sleeping can be dangerous. Lying completely motionless and unconscious for hours at a time is just asking for trouble. There are, however, some sleepy risk-takers who spend almost all of their days snoozing.

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General:
https://www.semel.ucla.edu/sites/defa...
https://www.nature.com/articles/s4146...
http://www.bu.edu/phylogeny/

Brown Bat:
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Koalas:
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Opossum:
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...
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Human infants:
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Nine-banded Armadillo:
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Fruit flies:
http://advances.sciencemag.org/conten...
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5 months ago | [YT] | 12

Electr_icity

Surprised cats didn't appear on the list, not even at an honorable mention.

6 months ago | [YT] | 183

John McNaught

I'm 70, and I forage for food intermittently while staying close to hydration. In order to save energy I sleep often in my Lazy-Boy nest, disturbed only by my mate, encouraging me to help with maintaining the nest. Having already helped produce offspring to to carry on the species, I can slumber in the knowledge of a job well done.

6 months ago | [YT] | 496

Rui Shu

"As bad as they seem, Eucalyptus leaves are actually some of the safer foods in the koalas' environment."
Man, even the plants in Australia are hostile.

6 months ago | [YT] | 88

Randomnesss

I was expecting to see myself in this list.

6 months ago | [YT] | 408

William Vincent

"Animals that sleep way too much"
Did not find self on list. 0/10. Unsubscribed.

6 months ago | [YT] | 287

PBNkapamilya

Cats: Are we a joke to y- πŸ’€

6 months ago | [YT] | 106

ArchEnema 67

The sleepiest animal is the human subspecies Caputus Cannabis.

6 months ago | [YT] | 162

SodiumhypoBromite

Let's all appreciate that one day we'll be watching this at 2 in the morning wishing we were asleep.

6 months ago | [YT] | 88

Jenn

Why is when i sleep for 19 hours im depressed but when a bat does it its normal? How can i apply to be a bat?

6 months ago | [YT] | 50

Redwolfvirus

"-some of the safer foods in the koala's environment"
Omg why does anything even bother thriving in Australia? It's clear that the continent wants to see every creature die so it can be the biggest lonely rock in the oceans. πŸ˜‚

5 months ago | [YT] | 9

Entertainment Aspects

The O-possum pronunciation was frustrating to meπŸ˜‚

5 months ago | [YT] | 13

Tundra1232

Turns out I’m actually an opossum.

6 months ago | [YT] | 14

piplupcola

I literally woke up from a nap that's suppose to last 20 mins but went for another hour after I woke up from sleeping to 3pm. I think one of these animals is me.

6 months ago | [YT] | 40

Shivam Kulkarni

3 AM, The perfect time to learn about the animals that sleep too much!

6 months ago | [YT] | 24

How to properly clean your metal computer

You ever just sleep to flex on people that are awake.

6 months ago | [YT] | 53

jhubeJELLO

Koalas are up there with Sloths and Sunfish when you're wondering how the heck they have evolved or why they are even alive.

5 months ago | [YT] | 11

OtakuMage

I wonder where the housecat falls on this list.

6 months ago | [YT] | 20

K A T Y

you forgot my cat on this list πŸ˜‚

6 months ago | [YT] | 6

Queen Anemone

Can we GMO some eucalyptus leaves that have more nutrients? Imagine what the koalas could be capable if they had more energy??

5 months ago | [YT] | 8