Adorable Puppy Dreams Of Playtime During A Cat Nap

PetTubePlanetsFunniestAnimalsPublished: June 24, 2016158 views
Published: June 24, 2016

Watching a dog take a nap can be an entertaining experience. Their legs twitch as if they are running. They yip, they snore and sometimes they even growl. Dogs have far different sleeping patterns than humans do, and understanding the way dogs sleep can help pet owners keep their dogs happy and healthy for a lifetime.

Although puppies may seem like little bundles of energy, in fact, they sleep 15-20 hours a day. One minute your puppy may be a miniature tornado, and the next he's fallen soundly asleep, almost mid-activity. Sleep is essential to healthy growth because dog’s central nervous system, brain, immune system, and muscles are developing during sleep. All of that sleep also helps dogs rest up during growth spurts.

This heartwarming video shows puppy Harvey getting vitamin Z as he probably dreams of playtime! The noises and movements that Harvey makes during his cat nap indicate that he is dreaming. According to scientific theories, dreams are a vehicle for processing all of the data that the brain takes in throughout the day. Just as a computer needs to reboot from time to time, so does the brain. This pup must have been very busy during the day, so he is now sound asleep and dreaming of play!

Watching this pup twitching his tiny legs and producing adorable noises in its sleep, makes us want to take a cat nap as well!

Researchers have studied the brain waves of dogs during the sleep cycle and have discovered that dogs experience two stages of sleep, the stage knows as rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, and slow wave sleep (SWS). SWS is the early stage of sleep i.e. the “dozing off” period when mental functions are slowed down, but the body is still engaged. That is exactly the stage Harvey is at! Adorable pooch!

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