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Baby Owls Sleep Like Human Babies

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:10 PM

Baby owls and baby mammals, including humans, sleep in an analogous manner, spending a similar amount of time in an awakelike phase called REM (rapid-eye movement), in which dreams are thought to occur, at least during adulthood, new research suggests.

In both owls and humans, REM sleep decreases with increasing age. Baby humans spend about 50 percent of their snooze time in this REM phase, whereas that figure decreases to less than 25 percent in adults, according to a statement from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:20 PM

awww.... I wonder what baby owls dream of?  How cute X0)

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:25 AM

I wonder if other aspects of the aging process are similar.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:42 AM

View PostLava_Lady, on 21 August 2013 - 10:20 PM, said:

awww.... I wonder what baby owls dream of?  How cute X0)

Probably biting a tootsie pop at 3 licks.


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