Better Ways to Sleep as Modeled by our Best Friends

Why should you have trouble sleeping? Just look. Take some lessons from your dog. Nevertheless, pawing your mattress or circling before lying down probably won’t help.

Take some pointers about sleep from an approachable expert. Dog sleep patterns are remarkable and effective. We can apply the dog’s behaviors in order to make our lives healthier.

Ingesting too much cola, coffee, chocolate or caffeine late in the day?

Nope. This is not a good idea. Dogs don’t take any of that stuff.

It is so important to get enough restful and deep sleep. After all on the average, people spend one-third of the hours most everyday in bed. Let’s not subject ourselves to environments that are not conducive for sound sleep.

In fact, sleep benefits memory and other cognitive skills, prevents heart disease, cancers and diabetes, eliminates fatigue, promotes longevity, reduces arthritis and inflammation, affects weight control, helps moods, boosts the auto-immune system, and removes under-eye circles.

Undeniably, what we do both before and after sleeping matters, too.

Certainly, your dog would not neglect to stretch after getting up, so people also should also not forget to do so.

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     Sleepless people may be consequently consumed with worry and stress. Why go through this?

Look at your dog’s face. Quality sleep reduces stress. Does she look worried or stressed out?

Evidently many believe to give up their worries to God (He’ll be up all night for us anyhow). This provides added comfort at bedtime.

Do you find yourself not sleeping through the night?

Anxious that when the phone or doorbell rings you will be unable to answer it?

Canines are alert then can fall quickly back to sleep.

Waking up too early? No bother. An early morning shut-eye can be taken before work and play.

Is there too much excitement and anticipation in your late nightlife? Now, now, just settle down before bed. Dogs know how to chillax. Canines are uncanny how they can relax.

For example, schedule physical and mental exercise earlier in the day.  Plan activities ahead. No need to exercise hard late at night.

Up too late Pooch?  Naw, not likely!  Dogs have a “sixth sense” about going to bed at the right time.

Particularly like a little kid, getting on a bedtime schedule is a fine idea. Initiate a healthy nocturnal sleep cycle. Special schedules for graveyard shift workers can be arranged, too.

Like a dog, be particular about where you sleep. Make a dry, warm “den” for yourself that offers a great feeling of security. Darkness and quiet are two other objectives.

Of course, you must get assistance from your healthcare professionals if there is a medical reason (e.g. medication side-effects, idiopathic (lifelong) sleep disorders, withdrawal effects of drugs or alcohol, sleep apnea) that is causing insomnia or unproductive sleep.

If your dog was sick, you’d take him to the vet. Right!?!

Have you ever heard of a dog going to the vet for insomnia?

On the average, dogs sleep 14 hours a day. If people can just even make it 50%, success can be achieved with all the benefits. Our goal is seven to nine hours overnight.

Dogs adapt quickly finding comfort in the immediate environment and adjust their sleep pattern. Humans should be smart enough to do the same.

Good night. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz . . .

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About Max's Scout Services and Communications of the Americas, LLC

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Posted on May 14, 2012, in D O G S, Humor, Public Health & Safety. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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