6 of the Sleepiest Animals

5. Lions: 15.1 hours. Lions tend to hunt in the evening when it's cooler outside. They spend the hot hours of the day asleep to rest for the night ahead.
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1. Koalas: 22 hours. During their time awake, they are busy gathering and eating eucalyptus leaves. This requires much of their energy, leaving them to rest for the remaining 92% of the day.
6 of the Sleepiest Animals

1. Koalas: 22 hours. During their time awake, they are busy gathering and eating eucalyptus leaves. This requires much of their energy, leaving them to rest for the remaining 92% of the day.

2. Night Monkeys: 16.9 hours. Also known as the owl monkey, this creature is the only nocturnal monkey. During the day you can find them resting in tree holes.
6 of the Sleepiest Animals

2. Night Monkeys: 16.9 hours. Also known as the owl monkey, this creature is the only nocturnal monkey. During the day you can find them resting in tree holes.

3. Sloths: 20 hours.  Sloths have an extremely slow metabolism which affects their motor skills and heart rate, making them overall very slow-moving and slow to react.
6 of the Sleepiest Animals

3. Sloths: 20 hours. Sloths have an extremely slow metabolism which affects their motor skills and heart rate, making them overall very slow-moving and slow to react.

4. Squirrels: 14.9 hours. Even though it seems as if squirrels are always out and about, they spend over 60% of the day asleep.  They get easily tired out from gathering food all day that they need the long rest.
6 of the Sleepiest Animals

4. Squirrels: 14.9 hours. Even though it seems as if squirrels are always out and about, they spend over 60% of the day asleep. They get easily tired out from gathering food all day that they need the long rest.

5. Lions: 15.1 hours. Lions tend to hunt in the evening when it's cooler outside. They spend the hot hours of the day asleep to rest for the night ahead.
6 of the Sleepiest Animals

5. Lions: 15.1 hours. Lions tend to hunt in the evening when it's cooler outside. They spend the hot hours of the day asleep to rest for the night ahead.

6. Tigers: 15.8 hours. Similar to lions, tigers spend their night hunting and their day sleeping and lounging.
6 of the Sleepiest Animals

6. Tigers: 15.8 hours. Similar to lions, tigers spend their night hunting and their day sleeping and lounging.

While we sometimes struggle to get our nightly eight hours of sleep, some of these animals spend more time sleeping than they do awake. Read on to find the six most well-rested animals.

 

 

 

 

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