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Dog can't sleep at night!?

Hi, i live in a house of many dogs and we have one very nervous australian shepherd. She barks a lot during the day and its something we deal with because its basically in her to do that. But now, at night, she kind of barks and whines in the hall instead of sleeping where she normally does. She feels fine and doesnt need to go to the bathroom. I think its because her sleeping schedule is off for some reason, but i dont know how to get a dogs sleeping schedule back on track.

Any idea/suggestions?


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1-take your dog for very long walk in 2 or 3 hour befor go to sleep or play one hour with dog and then it will put his body clock on line

2-wek him up in day time and dont let him sleep in day time or get him som new freind and so dog and dog knows what do right? thats big point for wek him up in day time or give hime some cat ooops sorry

3.read more dogs books or go to dog dr

4- if dog is very noicy at night time and then dog need lemongrass smell that can make dog quit

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Drink Water and Sleep

From http://www.factsaboutinsomnia.org/Drink_Water_and_Sleep.html

Our bodies are an amazingly balanced machine. From the time that we are born, there is a delicate balance that exists between us and the environment around us. Unfortunately, many of us do not do what is necessary for us to maintain that balance throughout our lifetime. Breathing in the air that is polluted and eating the wrong foods can make a big difference in how our bodies react on a regular basis. There may also be another problem, however, that is causing this imbalance and that is dehydration. This can cause problems in us that range anywhere from aches and pains to chronic insomnia.

Insomnia can come in many different forms but it is really just being unable to sleep or even to rest for more than a few moments at a time. If you have been dealing with this, even if you have only been dealing with it for a few days, you realize that it can be very frustrating to handle. You might be surprised, however, to find out that dehydration may be at the root of your insomnia. Although it is not typically something that many people may consider, drinking enough water to get yourself out of a dehydrated state may be just the ticket to help you to sleep better.

The amount of water that you're going to need to drink is considered by many to be excessive. The fact of the matter is, we are well over 90% water so any lack of it in our body is going to cause some serious problems. In order to truly be rehydrated, you're going to need to drink one half of your body weight every day in ounces of water. For example, a 200 pound man is going to need to drink 100 ounces of water. Although this may seem like a lot, it can easily be done by drinking five 20 ounce bottles of water throughout the day. Drink one when you get up, one before you go to bed and spread the other three out through the day.

You should also make sure that you are taking natural sea salt in order to allow the water to stay in your body long enough to hydrate you. Take a pinch of salt every time you drink water. If you start to swell a little bit, cut back on the amount of salt that you are taking and the swelling will go away quickly. It may seem like a simple cure but you would be surprised with how often dehydration is at the root of insomnia problems.

What is dehydration?
From http://www.medicinenet.com/dehydration/article.htm

Water is a critical element of the body, and adequate hydration is a must to allow the body to function. Up to 75% of the body's weight is made up of water. Most of the water is found within the cells of the body (intracellular space). The rest is found in what is referred to as the extracellular space, which consists of the blood vessels (intravascular space) and the spaces between cells (interstitial space).

Total body water = intracellular space + intravascular space + interstitial space

Dehydration occurs when the amount of water leaving the body is greater than the amount being taken in. The body is very dynamic and always changing. This is especially true with water in the body. We lose water routinely when we:

• breathe and humidified air leaves the body;

• sweat to cool the body; and

• urinate or have a bowel movement to rid the body of waste products.

In a normal day, a person has to drink a significant amount of water to replace this routine loss.

If intravascular (within the blood vessels) water is lost, the body can compensate somewhat by shifting water from within the cells into the blood vessels, but this is a very short-term solution. The body lives within a very narrow range of normal parameters, and signs and symptoms of dehydration will occur quickly if the water is not replenished.

The body is able to monitor the amount of fluid it needs to function. The thirst mechanism signals the body to drink water when the body is dry. As well, hormones like anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) work with the kidney to limit the amount of water lost in the urine when the body needs to conserve water. Go to http://www.medicinenet.com/dehydration/article.htm to learn more about it

Treatment Options for Insomnia

From http://www.sleep-deprivation.com/articles/types-of-sleep-disorder/lack-of-sleep/insomnia.php

Since many cases of insomnia stem from anxiety and stress, practicing relaxation techniques is one of the standard treatments experts recommend. Along with meditating, you may also want to practice deep breathing exercises before bed to get you in a relaxed state of mind. Other treatment options include:

• Adjusting medications: When prescription drugs cause your insomnia, especially blood pressure and some heart medicines, consult with your doctor. While he may prescribe another medication, he may also alter your dosage to improve your sleep.

• Creating a comfortable sleep environment: Making sure that your bedroom is quiet, dark and comfortable can do wonders for improving your sleep. Also, if you are in bed and having trouble sleeping, get up and do something. Staying in bed, tossing and turning, will only make you associate the bedroom with sleeplessness.

• Drinking more water: Some people start to experience insomnia after increasing their caffeine intake. In some people, dehydration can causes stimulants to build up within the blood stream, preventing sleep. For these people, drinking more water helps push the caffeine through their systems. In a few days, their sleep patterns return to normal.

• Exercising: Anxiety-related insomnia responds well to increased levels of physical activity. The increased blood flow and release of endorphins during physical activity eases stress, promoting better sleep and improving overall health.

• Treating the underlying condition: If a medical condition (such as acid reflux) is the cause of your insomnia, treating the condition preventing you from sleeping is the best way to improve sleep

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