EXPLORER: Fatal Insomnia

We don’t usually post about shows that are about humans (even though we love humans too), so you are probably wondering why we are sharing about an upcoming Explorer! Well, they are studying a very unique animal in hopes of helping humans overcome insomnia. The sloth!

EXPLORER: FATAL INSOMNIA airs on Tuesday, April 27 at 10PM ET/PT. You climb into bed, turn off the light, and close your eyes, but you can’t fall asleep. For most of us its just one annoying night, but for people with Fatal Familial Insomnia it is the beginning of the end. A genetic disease passed down through generation its primary symptom is sleeplessness, and within months the victim is dead. We succumb to it every night, yet it is one of sciences greatest mysteries. Sleep. Why do we need sleep, and what happens to us when we don’t get it?

Video “Sloth Sleep Study” – Scientists study the sleep habits of sloth in the wild in order to learn more about human’s need for sleep.

Do you sleep well at night? Maybe we should be saying “sleep like a sloth” when we go to bed at night! The show looks pretty interesting. Let us know if you decide to watch.

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