Starlings sleep less during summer and full-moon nights

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Researchers of the University of Groningen and the Max Planck Institute have found that starlings sleep five hours less per night during the summer. Compared to winter, the birds take more mid-day naps and live under higher sleep pressure. During full-moon nights, starlings sleep around two hours less than usual. The findings of the study were published in the journal Current Biology on 19 March.

Period19-Mar-2020 → 20-Mar-2020

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  • TitleStarlings sleep differently during summer and full moons
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletTechnology Netweorks
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date20/03/2020
    DescriptionResearchers of the University of Groningen and the Max Planck Institute have found that starlings sleep five hours less per night during the summer. Compared to winter, the birds take more mid-day naps and live under higher sleep pressure. During full-moon nights, starlings sleep around two hours less than usual. The findings of the study were published in the journal Current Biology on 19 March.
    URLhttps://www.technologynetworks.com/tn/news/starlings-sleep-differently-during-summer-and-full-moons-332349
    PersonsSjoerd van Hasselt
  • TitleStarlings sleep less during summer and full-moon nights
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletPhysOrg
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date19/03/2020
    DescriptionResearchers of the University of Groningen and the Max Planck Institute have found that starlings sleep five hours less per night during the summer. Compared to winter, the birds take more mid-day naps and live under higher sleep pressure. During full-moon nights, starlings sleep around two hours less than usual. The findings of the study were published in the journal Current Biology on 19 March.
    Producer/AuthorRUG press release
    URLhttps://phys.org/news/2020-03-starlings-summer-full-moon-nights.html
    PersonsSjoerd van Hasselt, Maria Rusche, Simon Verhulst, Peter Meerlo