sDog Sleeps With Their Tongue Out? Here’s Why!   It may seem odd for a dog to sleeps with its tongue hanging out, but it shows that the dog is relaxed and comfortable in its surrounding. It’s also a great indicator of their overall health! So let’s take a look at what this could mean: Canine Sleep Studies have found that when your pup sleeps, they enter into “slow wave” or deep sleep around 70-75% of the time. During slow-wave sleep, a dog’s breathing slows down and becomes more rhythmic along with its heart rate. This state makes them feel calm and safe, which allows them to rest easier mentally and physically. To achieve this state, you might notice that your fur baby begins to drool! Sweating through panting, vomiting, diarrhea, or just laying around would all cause discomfort and disrupt that state of rest. You might notice them switch positions during their deep sleep as well (which can last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour). For example, you may see them tuck that front leg further inwards or even curl their head down towards their shoulder. These regular movements occur during slow-wave sleep to provide them the comfort […] read more