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The lions sleep tonight

Animals have different patterns of rest. By understanding them, researchers hope they'll figure out why we snooze

By Felicia Mello
Globe Correspondent / June 16, 2008

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We spend a third of our lives doing it. We build special rooms for it, and we agonize over not getting enough of it. Yet despite all the time humans invest in sleep, scientists have still not been able to explain why we need it. (Full article: 1247 words)

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