Friday, March 15, 2013
Birds do it, bees do it... yet science still can't answer the basic question: why do we sleep? Every creature on the planet sleeps -- from giant humpback whales to teeny fruit flies.
What does sleep do for us, and what happens when we go without? We take a peek at iguanas sleeping with one eye open, get in bed with a pair of sleep-deprived new parents, and eavesdrop on the uneasy dreams of rats.
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