Due to stress sometimes we stay awake at night, or when depressed we sleep too much. Animals can react to such situations too.
There are many reasons a dog may become stressed.
If a dog is feeling fearful from changes in the environment such as loud noises, adjusting to a new home, or just being away from their owner for a long period of time (separation anxiety).
Sometimes getting older, or unknown health issues along with discomfort, could cause a dogs sleep pattern to be disrupted.
Loss of sleep can lead to other problems, some behavioral, with them becoming less active or social.
Knowing if your dog is getting enough sleep, or whether he or she’s getting too much, could help maintain good health.
Tuck Sleep Research has the answers to understanding your pets sleep patterns and more….
“If you’re a dog parent, you know they love to sleep. But why do they sleep so much, and are they really dreaming when you see their paws twitch in their sleep?”