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Even in darkened spaces like this abandoned subway station,
A: Good question. Unlike blind people, vampires can still see the sky and its varying light levels while out hunting. Being more sensitive to light than we are, they can easily tell the difference between dusk, night, midnight, morning, dawn and everything in between to help guide their wake and sleep cycles. Plus, the act of feeding further aids their ability to sleep by acting as a narcotic after an equally tiring night of hunting.
It's also not uncommon for vampires to sleep several days at a time when they need to lay low for a while, and even just the slightest hint of sunlight anywhere near their lairs is enough to reset a confused sleep pattern.
Their tested and proven ability to distinguish natural and artificial light isn't well understood, but UV light appears much brighter and harsher to them than other light sources — an important adaptation for a nocturnal species with an allergy to sunlight. This isn't an unusual characteristic, as many other animal species, including cats and dogs, can perceive ultraviolet rays as well.
—Robert Lomax, FVZA