Hey, the more you know… this week’s deep question: where do flies sleep?
Let’s just admit it: we all hate flies. No matter how much of an animal lover you are, you probably could do without the common house fly. Now that summer’s almost over, the fly tyranny will soon be ending. That means all the fly sprays, fly masks, and assorted other battle weapons can be put away until next summer when the war continues, horse versus fly.
As bad as flies are, we all do get a break from them come dusk. And as much as I hate to admit it, they’re just like us in so many ways!
I always wondered what happened to them at night. Where do they all go? I did some research to find out that flies sleep during the night. They actually need their beauty rest, just like us. Even though those little monsters only live an average of three to four weeks, they spend their nighttime hours sleeping… AND… if they don’t get enough sleep at night, they’ll make up for it during the day, because they get all miserable and cranky (or so I anthropomorphize) if they’re sleep deprived.
Just like humans, caffeine and stimulants will keep them awake. Just like a little, buzzing, annoying human that’s ingested too much coffee throughout the day, they too will have a hard time falling asleep.