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4 Sleep Tips for Tired Pet Parents

Ah, sleep: The thing we so easily take for granted…until parenthood hits.  At which point, you can say goodbye to your nightly shut-eye. And the sleep loss can have long-lasting effects. New parents may experience reduced sleep duration and satisfaction for up to six years after the birth of their first child, a recent study reveals.

Although the research didn’t look at pet parents, we know they feel the struggle, too. Just talk to anyone who’s ever raised a rambunctious puppy. Dogs (and cats) can sleep 12 or more hours daily, but nighttime zzz’s don’t always come easily. Try these easy tips to help you and your “furever” friend sleep peacefully through the night.

Crank up the noise machine

1. Crank up the noise machine

There’s nothing worse than waking up at 2am in a state of panic because your dog is going bezerk over a noise only he can hear. Experts believe domestic dogs can hear about four times better than humans. Which means something as quiet as a neighbor parking her car, can sound like the Macy’s Day Parade to your pup.  What do you do? Turn on your white or pink noise machine. Not only will it help keep your dog from reacting to minor noises outside, but studies show it promotes deeper, uninterrupted sleep and can improve memory for you as well.

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Get a pet bed

2. Get a pet bed

Think your bed is the only one that requires attention? Think again. Your pet also needs a cozy space to snooze, which really should be separate from your bed. Even the cleanest pets can carry bacteria and allergens. Plus, research shows that some people may be at higher risk for transmission of certain infections when they sleep in bed with a pet. Consider buying your pet his own plush, comfy bed, so you both can sleep happily.

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Try Natural Sleep Aids

3. Try natural sleep aids

Did you know that animals can have insomnia, just like humans? It’s usually caused by anxiety, stress, or pent-up energy, experts say.  Luckily, the same natural sleep aids that work for you— such as melatonin or CBD—also work for your furry friends. Holistic veterinarian, Dr. Judy Morgan, says melatonin can help regulate biorhythms in older pets with cognitive dysfunction, so they sleep better. Consult with your vet to find out whether natural sleep aids are safe for your pet.

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Exercise Together

4. Exercise together

Similar to people, pets sleep better at night when they’ve been active during the day. Without ample exercise, animals can become anxious and restless when it’s time for bed. Make sure your pet has daily walks and play time. You’ll both sleep easier and wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

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