Baby, Puppy, or Kitten:

Which Sleeps More?

Sometimes, when speaking with customers we use the phrase, “Sleep like a baby”, and that got us thinking. Is there something that sleeps more than a baby?

This question that has plagued scientists for years, now has an answer. Our team of experts has now uncovered the truth through advanced research methods and countless hours of dedicated work. Our use of one of the most technical and complex tools known to mankind called the “interwebs search engine” has lead us to a discovery that may change the way we view babies, puppies and kittens forever!

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Baby

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First, by analyzing this confidential data, we uncovered that babies, do indeed need their sleep. It may be a shock but those adorable little things need around 16-20 hours of shuteye while they are infants and around 10-15 hours once they hit 6 months old. So basically, if they aren’t eating, crying, or filling their diapers (or all three at the same time), they are sleeping.

Puppy

Puppies aren’t any better. In fact, 18-20 hours is a normal amount of sleep for those furry guys. What’s worse is that it doesn’t get much better. By 6 months old they are still sleeping for up to 18 hours a day. The other thing to keep in mind is that puppies are extremely energetic when they are awake. Many a shoe and rug have been destroyed by these beastly furballs. Because of this, most puppy owners can’t wait for their mischevious mess-makers to fall back asleep.

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Kitten

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Finally, kittens. Everyone knows that catnaps are a thing, but did you know that as newborns, kittens sleep 90% of their day. That means for 22 hours each day these fierce carpet clinging creatures are unconscious atop a perch, in a box, or under the bed. Six month old kittens are still sleeping 16-20 hours a day, so while they may keep their eyes open for a few hours during the day, it’s still a snoozefest.

And the winner is…

 

Kittens!

While the race was extremely close, our detailed data shows that domesticated Feline infants sleep more than either dogs or humans. Now we can all rest a little easier that the debate is over.

Next time on What Sleep More? We’ll be looking at bears, squirrels and bats.