Lemur species can fall asleep in hibernation state

09/4/2013 | LiveScience.com

The fat-tailed dwarf lemur, the only primate known to hibernate, periodically falls fully asleep during hibernation, researchers said. Hibernation is a state in which an animal's body is neither fully awake nor fully asleep. "We found that, even if you are in torpor, sleep is still a necessity," said study co-author Andrew Krystal.

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