The Biology of
Hibernation: Can Humans Hibernate?
The days are
getting shorter and darker, and, if you’re anything like me, it’s making you
want to curl up in a little ball and, well, hibernate. Animals have the right idea—as
soon as winter hits they burrow into their caves and settle down to wait it
out. So can we do that too? After all, we’re not that biologically different. Could we, at one point, have been able
to hibernate as animals do—storing food and sleeping for several months at a time? Have we lost our