Are you wondering if lions sleep during the night? Watching nature films, it can be concluded that if they show lions that chase their victims during the day, it means that they sleep at night and hunt during the day. Nothing could be further from the truth, lions most often hunt during the night, during the day they usually rest in the bushes. Interestingly, they can rest for up to 20 hours a day. Of course, as I mentioned at the beginning, there are hunts during the day, but the rule is that lions hunt at night.