Humans say we fall asleep in the weirdest positions, but what they don't know is that there's a reason for them! Whether you're at home or traveling, these are the best sleeping positions for any dog.

AT HOME

1. “Upward-facing Squirrel”

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Recommended for: Dogs constantly waking up with neck pain.
From this position, the neck is allowed to compensate and stretch after being bent down for countless hours of barking at gophers.

2. “Computer Cuddle”

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Recommended for: Dogs sensitive to the cold.
This position is great for anyone that craves being close to their human and hates waking up in the middle of the night due to cold.

3. “Half Hashtag”

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Recommended for: Dogs feeling stiff rear legs in the morning.
By letting your body stretch while you sleep, you’re actually helping yourself in the long run. It’s the best way to feel ready to go from the moment you wake up. Those squirrels aren’t going to chase themselves after all!

4. “Flat Tree”

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Recommended for: Dogs that need varying surfaces for ultimate comfort.
It’s understandable that sometimes your head and torso need different levels of support. If your human can have a fancy bed why can’t you use the couch and the table for sleeping?

5. “Cuddle Buddy”

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Recommended for: Dogs that hate sleeping alone.
This is perfect for those dogs that aren’t allowed on the human bed. If you ever find yourself lonely at night, cuddle up with your buddy.

6. “Sphinx”

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Recommended for: Dogs with imperfect posture.
Admit it, you’ve spent more time than you should digging up the garden or barking at something on the ground. It was bound to wreak havoc on your posture, but this position helps reduce some of that hunchback feeling.

7. “Downward Dog with Couch Modification”

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Recommended for: Dogs who wake up with back pain.
Whether you’re not sleeping properly or have an uncomfortable bed, back pain is common. This is great for stretching out your back while you sleep. If your human can do it, why not you?

8. “Hungry Sleeper”

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Recommended for: Dogs who get midnight cravings.
If you’re constantly getting up for snacks and don’t want to bump into things at night, this is perfect for you. Once you wake up your food is right there and there is no journey to deal with!

9. “No, That’s My Toy”

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Recommended for: Dogs that don’t like sharing.
If you’ve ever been worried that someone is going to steal your toy while you sleep, what better way to protect it than by sleeping with it? It’s the best way to guarantee your toy’s safety.

 

DURING TRAVEL

10. “Determined Traveler”

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Recommended for: Dogs going on long road trips.
It can be exhausting watching all of those cars that go by without being able to chase them. To best rest up on long trips, utilize everything around you as a bed.

11. “Capital L”

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Recommended for: Small dogs that can “puppy dog eye” their way to the lap.
To prevent stiffness in your legs when you wake up, it’s best to stretch them out as you sleep. There won’t be much room on the human’s lap, so be sure to utilize the vertical space as well.

12. “Handle Cover”

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Recommended for: Puppies going on their first road trip.
This is the ideal road trip position because it stretches out every leg, keeps your spine aligned, and fits you perfectly. Also, this is probably the only time you will fit the door handle, so take advantage of it!

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