How Many Hours Do Dogs Sleep Daily

New puppies need 18-20 hours of sleep per day to support their development and growth.


Young adult dogs tend to sleep around 14 hours per day from ages 6 months to 2 years old.  

Adolescent Dogs

Most adult dogs sleep 12-14 hours per 24 hour cycle including naps and nighttime.

Adult Dogs

Older dogs often sleep more like 16 hours a day due to increased idling and restless nights.

Senior Dogs

Dogs tend to nap frequently during the day in short bursts - usually 30 minutes or less.

Nap Habits

Dogs have REM and non-REM sleep cycles like humans, alternating every 10 minutes.

Sleep Cycle

Dogs who get more exercise may require more sleep to recover compared to idle pets.

Lifestyle Factors

Most Common Dog Sleep Disorders