EEG Study on Three Toed Sloth to Establish sleep patterns in the Wild
Three toed sloths are renowned for extended sleep habits. Every known study is based on animals in captivity. This study is based on 10 days of study in the animals natural habitat. The sloth tends to sleep 16 hours per day in captivity however in the wild sleep duration is around 9.5 hours. This is much more in keeping with human sleep patterns. This may be an insight into human ancestral sleep patterns.