These Elephants Sleep Only 2 Hours A Day, And Scientists Have No Clue How They Do It

These Elephants Sleep Only 2 Hours A Day, And Scientists Have No Clue How They Do It
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Parents of infants, college students during finals season and the White House press corps should stand back in awe. A new champion non-sleeper has been crowned: Loxodonta africana, the African elephant.  After observing a pair of African elephant matriarchs for more than a month, scientists found that the venerable pachyderms slept an average of just two hours per night, according to a new study in the journal PLOS One. Yes, elephant societies are matriarchal. Yes, elephants are awesome. The researchers used GPS trackers and “actiwatch implants” — basically, an animal Fitbit — to measure the creatures’ activity levels. They found that both were polyphasic sleepers, meaning they napped in several..

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