The older you get, the more you realise how important and enjoyable sleep is. It transforms into a close friend and companion.
Apart from that, sleep allows your body and mind to replenish, allowing you to wake up feeling refreshed and alert. Healthy sleep also aids in the body’s wellness and illness prevention. The brain cannot function correctly if it does not get adequate sleep.
A good laugh and a long sleep are believed to be the two best treatments for everything, which, I may add, have been taken too seriously by following animals who will give you a run for your money and will undoubtedly win a sleep marathon:
- Koala bears are forest-dwelling herbivorous mammals native to Australia, with wombats as their nearest surviving relatives. They sleep 20 to 22 hours a day.
- Sloths are forest-dwelling Neotropical xenarthran mammals. They spend the majority of their lives hanging upside down in the trees of the tropical rainforests of South and Central America, where they are known for their lethargic movement. They are from the Folivora subfamily and sleep around 20 hours a day.
- Brown Bat is a mouse-eared microbat species found in North America. They have small bodies, shiny brown fur, and sleep for about 19.9 hours every day.
- Giant Armadillo is the world’s largest extant armadillo species. It can be found throughout South America, as far south as northern Argentina. This species is thought to be on the verge of extinction and sleeps 18.1 hours a day.
- European Hedgehog is a hedgehog species native to Europe. They sleep roughly 18 hours a day because they are nocturnal.
- Pythons are nonvenomous snakes that can be found in Africa, Asia, and Australia. They are the world’s largest snakes and sleep around 18 hours a day.
- North American Opossum is the only marsupial and thus the only opossum found north of Mexico, but its range also extends into Central America. They sleep around 18 hours a day.
- Owl Monkeys, also known as Night Monkeys, are nocturnal New World monkeys belonging to the genus Aotus and the family Aotidae. They sleep around 17 hours a day.
- Human infants are children under the age of two. They need around 16 hours of sleep per day.
- Tiger, an apex predator and largest living cat species, sleeps for about 15.8 hours a day.
- Treeshrews are small mammals that live in South and Southeast Asia’s tropical jungles. Scandentia as a whole is made up of them. They sleep 15.8 hours a day.
“The best thing to do first thing in the morning is to go right back to sleep.”