What Sleep Problems Affect Dogs Most Often

Stress, pain, aging, or environment changes disrupt sleep regulation. Support natural cycles and reduce triggers


Noise fears or past trauma cause trouble settling at night. Calming techniques before bed help.


Breathing obstruction from anatomy issues results in snoring and restless, non-restorative sleep.  

Sleep Apnea   

Dogs seem to vividly act out dreams by whimpering, barking and running. Usually harmless but disruptive.  

REM Disorde

Rare neurological disorder causes sudden loss of muscle tone and waking-sleep transitions. Requires medication.   


Distress when owners leave can prevent relaxing enough for sleep. May improve through confidence building.  

Separation Anxiety  

Senior dogs tend to nap more during day and develop night restlessness. Rule out pain issues.

Aging Changes

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