Why do dogs sleep so long?

When a dog sleeps, he/she is repackaging the memory of the day, storing important memories, and discarding the rest of the memory. Just like people, dogs also experience periods of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. This is when their thoughts are active, but when the body is relaxed. In the rapid eye movement cycle, the brain processes everyday experiences to make sense. Yes, experts believe that dogs will dream. Sleep also gives the dog's body a chance to repair itself. Like a person, a dog with insufficient sleep has a weakened immune system and is more likely to get sick. So, when a sleeping dog looks lazy, it is really busy.


The importance of taking a nap


Good sleep is important for the development of puppies. That furry ball has a lot to do. Sleep provides an important time off for the body to convert energy into growth. Just like an adult dog, sleep can make the puppy's brain aware of the daytime situation. This helps the puppies store and remember all the important obedience training!


Unlike an adult dog, a puppy's sleep is equivalent to an "on/off" button. Their brains are connected, from a preoccupied game mode to a deep sleep between the blinks.


Adult dog catnaps

At the same time, adult dogs have a more gradual wake-up sleep cycle. Even when you sleep, the dog will cycle while awake. They may stand up, check all the places they left, then settle down, severely snoring and re-enter deep sleep. 


Do you know that the size of the dog will affect their sleep time? In fact, big dogs sleep much more than puppies. Not surprisingly, young and old people sleep much more than ordinary adult dogs.

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