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Do Snails Sleep? If so for How Long?

Ever wondered if snails sleep? I didn’t until my three-year-old grandson asked me recently. Well not for about fifty years anyway probably since I asked the same question of my parents or grandparents. So I went researching – as we do these days – because it is so easy to …

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Pros and Cons of Sleeping with Your Dog

A recent TIME article got tongues wagging when it was suggested to readers that sleeping with your dog is actually good for you. We are going to spend the next few moments examining the pros and cons that come with the territory when sleeping with your dog because I am …

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Do Fish Sleep?

Humans and animals alike all require some form of rest or they would not be able to actively function indefinitely. So what needs to be established is how different species “rest” or “sleep”. To different fish, sleeping means different things. Do Fish Sleep? The simple answer to the question is …

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Do We Really Swallow Spiders While We Sleep?

How many spiders we swallow while we sleep has become a source of tremendous debate, fueled by sensational articles like this in The Sun. Do we really swallow spiders while asleep? We do not swallow spiders while we are sleep. Those who suggest we eat or swallow as many as …

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Do Flies Sleep?

Do flies ever sleep? Yes, flies require sleep just like humans. In fact, their sleep patterns are not that different from ours. They enjoy the warmth and daylight so this is the time they go about their business. Eating, mating, exploring, playing, and existing. Then at night, they need to …

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Why Does My Cat Sleep Under My Bed?

An elderly neighbor of mine asked me recently if my cat sleeps under our bed at night. She went on to explain that her two-year-old cat has only just started to do so. The cat sleeping under the bed wasn’t an issue. She was just worried that her pet may …