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How much sleep should my dog be getting?

Two dogs sleeping on an Omlet nest bed

We’ve all heard about sleep schedules for babies and the importance of routine and adequate rest for their growth and development. But what about our furry companions? How much sleep should your dog be getting? As it turns out, just like humans, dogs require a significant amount of sleep to stay healthy and happy throughout their lives. Understanding their sleep needs can ensure we provide them with the rest they require to thrive.

Puppyhood to Senior sleep

Much like humans, the sleep needs of dogs evolve as they age. Puppies, with their boundless energy, may seem like they’re always on the go. However, puppies actually need (and usually get) more sleep than adult dogs. A typical sleep schedule for a young puppy can be anywhere from 18 to 20 hours a day. Because, just like babies, puppies need sleep in order for their bodies to grow.

But as your bundle of fur grows into adulthood, their sleep gradually decreases. Depending on dog breed and size, most adult age dogs will only require about 12 to 14 hours of sleep a day. Senior dogs, on the other hand, will start to log more sleep hours again, often clocking in around 14 to 16 hours per day. Understanding these sleep changes can help you tailor your dog’s specific environment to support their rest.

Why dogs need adequate sleep

Just like humans, dogs require plenty of quality shut-eye to maintain their health and happiness. Imagine your dog bounding through the park, chasing after balls, and eagerly greeting every passerby. Now, picture them doing all that on a measly few hours of sleep. It’s just not feasible. Here’s why our furry companions need their beauty rest:

  1. Physical recovery: Dogs need sleep to repair and rejuvenate their bodies after a day of activity. It’s during sleep that their muscles recover and grow, ensuring they stay fit and agile.
  2. Mental well-being: Dogs process a lot of information throughout the day, from learning new commands to deciphering the world around them. Adequate sleep is crucial for consolidating memories and maintaining cognitive function.
  3. Emotional stability: Have you ever noticed how cranky you feel after a sleepless night? Dogs are no different. Sufficient sleep helps regulate their emotions, keeping them calm and less prone to behavioral issues.
  4. Immune system support: Sleep is essential for a strong immune system. Dogs need adequate rest to fend off illnesses and stay healthy, just like humans.

So, the next time you catch your canine companion dozing off, rest assured they’re simply taking care of themselves.

The right dog bed makes a difference

Do you think you could get a good night’s sleep on just any mattress? Then your dog won’t either. Providing your dog with the right bed isn’t just about comfort; it’s about their overall relaxation and well-being. A comfortable dog bed is essential in helping your dog unwind, feel safe, and alleviate joint pain, especially for older or larger dogs. 

Elevate their sleep: The right dog bed can truly transform your pup’s snooze game. With the Topology dog bed designed by Omlet, it’s not just a surface to crash on. This truly customizable and machine washable dog bed features a raised foot design that improves airflow, ensuring better air quality and comfort for your furry friend.

Surround them in comfort:: Imagine a bed that wraps your dog in complete coziness, like a warm hug. That’s the magic of the Bolster dog bed designed by Omlet. With its memory foam backing, it’s like giving your pup their own miniature couch, offering unparalleled support and relaxation.

Snuggle-worth nesting: Some dogs are all about that nest life. The Nest dog bed designed by Omlet takes plump sleep to a whole new level, providing the perfect cozy spot for pups who love to snuggle up tight. It’s like having a built-in cuddle buddy, minus the slobber.

Versatility meets comfort: When it comes to versatility and comfort, the Cushion dog bed designed by Omlet reigns supreme. Whether your pup wants to lounge in the living room, chill on the patio, or even accompany you on a road trip, this bed’s got them covered—literally. It’s as adaptable as it is comfy, making it a favorite for dogs on the go.

Ideal placement for dog beds

Where you place your dog’s bed can significantly impact their ability to relax and rest. Always opt for quiet, tranquil areas that are away from high-traffic areas and noise. Consider placing their bed in a spot where they can still feel connected to the family without being disturbed. 

Additionally, keeping their bed clean is essential. Washable dog beds, like the Topology Dog Bed, make it easy to maintain a hygienic sleeping environment, promoting better sleep and overall health for your furry friend.

Better sleep = better health

Just like humans, better sleep translates to better health for dogs. A well-rested dog is more energetic, responsive, and engaged during walks and training sessions. And when your dog feels well rested and full of energy, you can’t help but reciprocate, further fostering a stronger connection and mutual understanding with each other. By prioritizing their sleep needs, you’re investing in their overall health and happiness.

Omlet and your dog

As pet owners, it’s our responsibility to ensure our furry companions receive the care and attention they need to thrive. Understanding their sleep requirements and providing them with the right environment, including a comfortable dog bed, plays a crucial role in their well-being. Omlet understands these needs and strives to innovate products like our designer dog beds and plush dog blankets that cater to every pet’s needs, ensuring they lead happy, healthy lives. So, next time you tuck your dog into bed, remember the importance of quality sleep for their vitality and longevity.


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