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
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.
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.
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…
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.