October 2018 by V. R. Duin


This ray hunts at night
And spends days with friends.
It works out all right
That fish never sleep.

Fish never sleep, but peaceful and restful fish help people Catch ZZZs and escape stress through relaxation.

Little Ray's friends often ask: Do Fish Sleep? Electrical activity of the brain is recorded by EEG equipment to monitor sleep. Behavior and position show fish stay half-awake.

Sharks are the only fish that can close their eyes. Sharks do not close their eyes for sleeping. Their eyelids close for hunting and attacking. Other fish do not have eyelids. Their eyes stay wide open.

Resting sharks must actively breathe. This takes more effort than having water flow over their gills while swimming. Resting sharks may be awaiting a mating opportunity.

Resting stingrays may be waiting for food to come along. To remove themselves from active swimming and hunting activities, stingrays rest on the ocean floor. They are not sleeping.

Helpful fish join rays and sharks for mutual benefit. Remoras, also called “sucker-fish”, clean parasites from them. Pilot fish swim alongside, feeding on parasites and dropped food. Sharks and rays may protect them.

Cave resting spots have less salt and more oxygen. According to Pizard's GURPS Miscellanea, The Basking Shark may hibernate in winter. Sharks may move into caves for the oxygen high of a recreational oxygen bar.

Rest is needed to plan, learn, develop, build, promote and sell ideas. What seems to help some people with studies, business and life balance may need adjustment for others. Fish are experts at rest without sleep.

Sleep patterns and needs differ widely among people and animals. Rest and relaxation improve productivity, memory and health. Fish do not rely on unnatural scents and flavorings for a relaxing experience.

The beauty and calming sounds of ocean life are peace offerings. Calming sounds and images of their natural world provide a soothing escape for healthy living. Little Ray is available for friends, days and nights.

Little Ray shows a new relaxation method in the video below. The original production was replaced to add ocean sound. This process lost original viewings and comments, but it added peace and calm.

Aquariums are helpful to sleep. An aquarium is a good substitute for people who cannot escape to the beach. Fish do not need the living space or care of other pets. They teach about life in water.

Fish tanks fit any decor, arrangement, space or location. According to Aquarium Adviser, The Benefits of a fish tank at home are health, wealth and luck. The Chinese Art of Feng Shui puts them in homes and offices .

There is therapy in telling problems to fish. Fish listen. They never talk back. Hyperactive children and adults with insomnia or anxiety disorders may relax and sleep better after watching fish.

The calming movements of fish may reduce anxiety, stress, blood pressure and heart rate. Productivity, concentration, motivation, positivity and focus may improve. Fish are disciplined and instinctive.

Fish tend to be quiet. People may think of stingrays, sharks and armadillos as active animals. They are associated with powerful movement. Armadillos do sleep. That fish never sleep is interesting.

It is not necessary to wait until lights out. There is no need to belly up to possible risks of an oxygen bar. Little Ray's books have no toxic side effects. There is no worry of allergic reactions or complications.

The desire to learn more about stingrays may become “addictive”. The video is free of dangers in the wild. The idea is not from any Little Ray book. Some of the illustrations are from his books.

The words to the video are: “We will not count sheep. They might fall to sleep. We will count stingrays. They're up nights and days.” (21 seconds).

Restful Fish Help People

Fish Escape Stress with Relaxation

  • Escape Stress Little Ray says:

    Those who catch ZZZs are better prepared to escape stress and perform work faster and more productively than those acting under sleep deprivation.

  • Catch ZZZs Little Ray says:

    Catch ZZZs, then watch the other animations about Little Ray and his ocean friends on this website and explore his links to friends on land and from other worlds.

    • fish never sleepLittle Ray says:

      Although fish never sleep, Little Ray's Fish Never Sleep video offers new techniques to help entrepreneurs catch ZZZs.