Interesting facts about ‘Sleeping patterns of Animals‘. How many hours do animal sleep in Infographic.
Sharks never truly go into deep sleep, because they require water running over their gills to breathe
Dolphins sleep with one eye. Mostly they sleep while they swim. They follow a ‘unihemispheric’ pattern. Newly born Dolphin babies will not sleep for first 30 days
Elephants typically sleep for 3 to 4 hours a day. Mostly they stand when they sleep by leaning on trees. They sleep lying down on their sides for just 30 minutes. Their body weight may crush their internal organs if they lie down for more time.
Giraffes take short seated naps that last around five minutes. Adding all these small naps, giraffes sleep about 2 hours of sleep a day.
Horses get most of their sleep by standing up. Their sleeping naps usually take in 15-minute intervals. However, they lie down for deep sleep for 2 and half hours a day.
Roe deer sleeps 3 hours a day.
Donkey only needs 3 hours of sleep per day
Cows usually nap for 4 hours a day with one hour of deep sleep
Sheep sleep 4 to 5 hours a day
Dogs usually sleep 12 hours a day. Mostly sleeps during daytime and awake during night
Cats usually sleep 12 hours a day.
Squirrel usually sleep for 15 hours a day
Tigers usually sleep for 16 hours a day
Few Monkey breeds sleep up to 17 hours a day
Python usually sleeps for 18 hours a day
Male Lions usually sleep for 18 to 20 hours after a big meal. Female lion usually sleeps for 15 hours
Brown Bat sleeps for 20 hours a day
Finally here is the longest Sleeping Animal : Koala a type of bear, sleeps for 22 hours a day