Most Common Dog Sleep Disorders

Dogs with insomnia have difficulty falling or staying asleep. Vet exams help rule out pain or health issues.


Loud snoring or choking noises while sleeping may indicate obstructive sleep apnea in dogs.

Sleep Apnea

Narcolepsy in dogs causes sudden loss of muscle tone and brief sleep attacks during waking hours.


REM behavior disorder in dogs causes them to twitch, bark or growl during REM sleep.

REM Disorder

Senior dogs often develop disrupted sleep cycles and more frequent waking.

Aging Changes

Dogs with noise phobias may stay awake and alert fearing noises like thunderstorms.

Noise Phobias

Health issues like Cushing's disease can induce excess panting and restless sleep.

Medical Causes

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