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How Animals Sleep

18. September 2009


There are several theories about animal sleep: lHibernation theory (Webb, 1974) lEvolutionary approach – sleep is assumed to confer a survival advantage lSleep helps conserve energy by: lReducing energy spent on behavioural activity lDrop in body temp & metabolic rate reduces energy lost as heat Hibernation theory (Webb, 1974) Main prediction is that an animal’s […]

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