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Reducing some common disturbances and adjusting your daily routine can help your pet get everything needed for adequate sleep.
The struggle for adequate sleep is not limited to humans. Your dog or cat will also lack sleep just like you. Their symptoms are not much different. Daytime sleepiness, lack of energy, and irritability are all signs that both of you may lack sleep. However, there are some steps you can take to help your pet get the rest it needs.
How much sleep your pet needs depends on many factors. The first is species. Dogs need an average of 14 hours of sleep, but depending on their size, age, and activity level, they may need 18 to 20 hours of sleep. On the other hand, cats usually take 15 to 20 hours of naps every day. Similarly, their sleep needs depend on age, activity level and body type.
Increase activity level
A sedentary lifestyle is not conducive to quality sleep. Exercise can help your pet maintain a sharp mind and body. But more importantly, it makes him tired, so he is tired enough to take more naps or extend sleep time at night.
Try to add some extra walks or games to your dog's daily routine. Cats may not be easy to accept belts and collars, but you can provide a lot of toys and play time to improve the cat's activity level. When you help your pet, you may find that you also get extra exercise.
According to a survey in 2010, more than 50% of dog owners and 60% of cat owners slept with their pets. Sleeping with pets has psychological benefits for both parties. However, when it comes to actual sleep time measurement, for pets and pet owners, sharing a bed will definitely lead to more sleep disturbances and less sleep.
Pets also dream and move in their sleep like the pet owner. A high-quality mattress can reduce movement transfer and prevent two objects from colliding with each other. The sleep crisis of pets and pet owners can be solved by moving to different sleeping spaces.
A designated space, such as a dog bed or cat hammock, gives your pet a comfortable place to sleep and he will not meet anyone. Of course, if you are in different rooms, your sleep will be better. However, for some pets and pet owners, separation all night is painful. If this is the case for you, placing a designated sleeping space in your room for your pet, rather than in your bed, may be the perfect answer.
Create a specific sleeping space
The sleep cycle of dogs and cats is different from that of humans. We usually only sleep for 7 to 9 hours. Dogs sleep for a long time at night, but usually take a short nap during the day to get all the rest they need. On the other hand, cats mainly doze off during the day and are active at night.
Because everyone in the family has a different work and rest time, your pet needs a specific sleeping space so that it will not be disturbed. A safe and comfortable place with a bed or pillow is the best place to take a nap during the day.
To sum up
Pets and owners have many of the same sleep needs. Remember, your pet is not lazy when napping-he gets the rest he needs to maintain his physical and emotional health. A few simple daily activity changes can increase your pet’s energy and help everyone-including you-get the rest they need.