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Home & Garden 5 dog sleeping positions and what they mean

11:00  14 february  2020
11:00  14 february  2020 Source:   countryliving.com

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Why is your dog sleeping like that? Experts weigh in on some common dog sleeping positions and what they mean .

You've probably noticed that your dog loves to sleep in a specific position . But have you ever wondered what does it means ? Thank You For Watching! Comment.

a dog that is lying down and looking at the camera: Boxer puppy sleeping on the floor © MICHAEL LOFENFELD Photography - Getty Images Boxer puppy sleeping on the floor A new study has found that your dog's sleeping position reveals a lot about their wellbeing. Whether they're curled up or spread out, looking at how they sleep can help owners identify just how their pets are feeling. 

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According to PetMD, your dog's go-to sleeping position can show signs of their character, health and welfare. They found that:

• relaxed dogs are more likely to fall asleep on their backs or on their side

• playful pups will sleep on their tummy

Take a look what the various sleeping positions mean...

Regular extended sleep or long naps may increase the risk of stroke

  Regular extended sleep or long naps may increase the risk of stroke People who sleep more than nine hours a night, or have long daytime naps have an increased risk of stroke, according to new research. © Other Extended sleep appears to increase the risk of stroke, according to a new study The Chinese study, published in the journal Neurology, examined the sleep habits of 31,750 healthy adults, with an average age of 61.7 years, over a six-year period.In that time there were 1,438 definite and 119 probable stroke cases.

A new study has found that your dog 's sleeping position reveals a lot about their wellbeing. Whether they 're curled up or spread out, looking at how they sleep can help owners identify just According to PetMD, your dog 's go-to sleeping position can show signs of their character, health and welfare.

According to PetMD, your dog 's go-to sleeping position can show signs of their character, health and welfare. • relaxed dogs are more likely to fall asleep on their backs or on their side. • playful pups will sleep on their tummy. Take a look what the various sleeping positions mean

a cat lying on a bed: Saint Bernard lying on bed at home © Cavan Images - Getty Images Saint Bernard lying on bed at home 1. The Side Sleeper

According to the study, dogs who regularly fall asleep on their side are comfortable, relaxed and trust their surroundings. It's one of the most common sleeping positions for dogs, so you're likely to spot your pup like this at some point.

2. The Lion

English bulldog sleeping on couch with little crocheted pillow under her head. © Getty English bulldog sleeping on couch with little crocheted pillow under her head. If you spot your dog lying like this, they're likely to just be resting — and not in a deep sleep. Known as the 'lion' pose (where their paws are up by their head), it means their muscles have not fully relaxed as their bodies are in an upright position.

"If you see a dog in a lion pose — with his paws stretched forward and head resting on his paws like the statues of reclining lions in front of some government buildings — the dog is apt to be simply dozing and not in a deep sleep state," Dr. Stanley Coren, professor emeritus in the Psychology Department at the University of British Columbia says in the study.

Sleeping 9 Hours a Night May Raise Stroke Risk

  Sleeping 9 Hours a Night May Raise Stroke Risk Sleeping 9 Hours a Night May Raise Stroke RiskChinese researchers followed 31,750 men and women whose average age was 62 for an average of six years, using physical examinations and self-reported data on sleep. They found that compared with sleeping (or being in bed trying to sleep) seven to eight hours a night, sleeping nine or more hours increased the relative risk for stroke by 23 percent. Sleeping less than six hours a night had no effect on stroke incidence.

According to PetMD, your dog 's go-to sleeping position can show signs of their character, health and welfare. • relaxed dogs are more likely to fall asleep on their backs or on their side. • playful pups will sleep on their tummy. Take a look what the various sleeping positions mean

How dog sleeps reveals much about him and his mood; certain positions show that he's fully relaxed, confident and content; what's your dog telling you today? Dogs typically sleep for about 12 to 14 hours in a 24-hour period, taking on any number of sleeping positions during that time.

a dog sitting on a bed: Girl sleeping on couch with her Golden Retriever dog © Klaus Vedfelt - Getty Images Girl sleeping on couch with her Golden Retriever dog 3. The Snuggler

Our pups love to cuddle their humans, but it could be a sign they are feeling cold. "The tendency that many dogs have to cuddle when they sleep is a holdover from when they were puppies. Again, this has to do with temperature, since puppies have difficulty regulating their body heat," Dr Stanley explains.

"As the dogs mature, sleeping that way against another living thing merely becomes a sort of learned feeling of comfort held over from puppyhood."

a brown and black dog lying on the ground: Rottweiler puppy sleeping in living room © www.anitapeeples.com - Getty Images Rottweiler puppy sleeping in living room 4. The Superman

Much like humans, dogs will do anything to get comfy and fall asleep quickly. Another common pose — known as 'the Superman' — is where their legs are stretched out in front of them. Dr. Coren believes that this position relates to temperature. "The fur on the dog's underside is not as deep and insulating as the fur on the rest of his body," Dr Stanley continues.

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According to PetMD, your dog 's go-to sleeping position can show signs of their character, health and welfare. • relaxed dogs are more likely to fall asleep on their backs or on their side. • playful pups will sleep on their tummy. Take a look what the various sleeping positions mean

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"What you call the 'Superman position'—with limbs outstretched and belly against the floor —is also a response to a warm environment, but usually occurs in situations where the surface that the dog is lying on is relatively cooler than the air around him."

a brown and white dog lying on a bed: Sweet Dreams © LTuray - Getty Images Sweet Dreams 5. The Donut

Do you ever spot your dog curled up in a ball-like shape? Well, according to the study, dogs sleep like this to make themselves as small as possible, while also preserving warmth. "When dogs are really warm, they will stretch out on cool surfaces, but most of the time, they curl up. I think that it makes them feel that they are less vulnerable." 

Having Trouble Sleeping? This May Be Why .
After changing positions at least ten times and resorting to the game of counting sheep, you still can't sleep. You're torturing your mind by asking yourself question after question. But what if your astrological sign was the cause? Discover this list of 4 major insomniacs of the zodiac in our video Yup, these signs overthink and lose sleep because of it! Does this sound like you? Then you're probably in this video!While almost a third of UK citizens admit to struggling with insomnia, some people may be more prone to this sleep disorder. A real nightmare that four astrological signs experience regularly.

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