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Most animals have a daily pattern of rest and activity. Some animals are more active during the day (diurnal) and some are more active during the night (nocturnal). How much time do animals spend sleeping? Well, it depends on the animal:

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Species

Average Total Sleep Time
(% of 24 hr)

Average Total Sleep Time
(Hours/day)

Brown Bat

82.9%

19.9 hr

Giant Armadillo

75.4%

18.1 hr

North American Opossum

75%

18 hr

Python

75%

18 hr

Owl Monkey

70.8%

17.0 hr

Human (infant)

66.7%

16 hr

Tiger

65.8%

15.8 hr

Tree shrew

65.8%

15.8 hr

Squirrel

62%

14.9 hr

Western Toad

60.8%

14.6 hr

Ferret

60.4%

14.5 hr

Three-toed Sloth

60%

14.4 hr

Golden Hamster

59.6%

14.3 hr

Platypus

58.3%

14.0 hr

Lion

56.3%

13.5 hr

Gerbil

54.4%

13.1 hr

Rat

52.4%

12.6 hr

Cat

50.6%

12.1 hr

Cheetah

50.6%

12.1 hr

Mouse

50.3%

12.1 hr

Rhesus Monkey

49.2%

11.8 hr

Rabbit

47.5%

11.4 hr

Jaguar

45%

10.8 hr

Duck

45%

10.8 hr

Dog

44.3%

10.6 hr

Bottle-nosed dolphin

43.3%

10.4 hr

Star-nosed Mole

42.9%

10.3 hr

Baboon

42.9%

10.3 hr

European Hedgehog

42.2%

10.1 hr

Squirrel Monkey

41.3%

9.9 hr

Chimpanzee

40.4%

9.7 hr

Guinea Pig

39.2%

9.4 hr

Human (adult)

33.3%

8 hr

Pig

32.6%

7.8 hr

Guppy (fish)

29.1%

7 hr

Gray Seal

25.8%

6.2 hr

Human (elderly)

22.9%

5.5 hr

Goat

22.1%

5.3 hr

Cow

16.4%

3.9 hr

Asiatic Elephant

16.4%

3.9 hr

Sheep

16%

3.8 hr

African Elephant

13.8%

3.3 hr

Donkey

13.0%

3.1 hr

Horse

12.0%

2.9 hr

Giraffe

7.9%

1.9 hr

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1 comments
  1. Eh. I sleep 20 hours a day. More than any of these animals.

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