Researchers have proven that dogs sleep for many hours, but not continuously. In fact, they do it for 5 to 20 minutes in a row and another 5 are revealed, repeating themselves during the time they are resting. This occurs due to the so-called ‘waking state’ that the wolf has inherited from its predecessor and with which, thanks to its special auditory and olfactory sensitivity, they can wake up at any time since their vigilant instinct prevents them from falling asleep in a way definitive
According to the study of encephalograms, while they sleep, they have brain waves similar to those of people and go through the same phases of sleep. Like us, our pets create their own reality when they sleep. They also dream, we notice when they make spontaneous gestures like growling, sticking out their tongues, raising their ears, …
In addition, it is proven that the knowledge learned by the pet is reinforced during sleep. This is why puppies dream more than adult dogs since they are processing many stimuli and assimilating greater amounts of information and new experiences.
It is curious to know that dogs of smaller age and size spend more time in their REM phase, the deepest and in which they dream, thus having more dreams, although of shorter duration. On the contrary, adults and larger dogs have fewer dreams but are longer.
LIKE US, OUR PETS CREATE THEIR OWN REALITY WHEN THEY SLEEP. THEY ALSO DREAM, WE NOTICE WHEN THEY MAKE SPONTANEOUS GESTURES LIKE GROWLING, STICKING OUT THEIR TONGUES, RAISING THEIR EARS, …
Although it is not possible to be assured exactly in what they dream, the certainty is that they do it with daily activities, memories that they remember and actions that they have carried out during the day like a walk that they have taken, an emotion for a game or smells of food. If we observe our pets while sleeping, we can see how it makes some movement or reaction because of the sleep they are having. For example, if you move the legs you may be dreaming that you are running or chasing a toy.
It is very common for your pet to dream about your face, your smell, your pampering, playing with you and looking for you in their fantasies. After all, you are the most important thing to her and you are part of her life every day.
As for nightmares, they can also suffer. Therefore, it is important that your environment is comfortable and safe to improve your dreams. More caresses and love, ensure
To improve your rest, have good mental and physical activity, make sure you have a comfortable place to sleep and, above all, do not wake up because it can be disconcerting and have negative reactions.
Like us, you may have insomnia or problems that prevent you from falling asleep such as noise, stress, anxiety, illness, drafts, pain, … If you notice that your dog does not rest well, you may be suffering from any of these symptoms. The best thing is that you go to your veterinarian so he can tell you what the causes are and advise you on what to do in each case.
As we know that your pet is part of your family, your rest and your health are very important. Because we love you, we protect you.
pleasant dreams, so you know :).