Do Animals Have Dreams? – Can they dream like humans
Talking about dreams – Have you ever stopped and wondered what’s going on in your furry friends head while he/she sleeps? Do animals also dreams, the same way humans do?
Pawsibilties are here again to tell you do animals dream just like humans ? Let’s find out.
There are actually two ways in which scientists have gone about this impossible task. One is they studied about their physical behavior during various phases of the sleep cycle and the second is to see whether their sleeping brains work similarly to our own sleeping brains.
For Scientist’s the toughest part about giving the answer to this question is that – pets can tell us about their dreams, but whether the animal dreams comes the same way like humans. Every night after an hour or two when you fall asleep, your eyeballs will starts moving around behind your closed eyelids, this stage of your sleep cycle is called aura or REM sleep(rapid eye movement).
At this stage your body is powered down, but your brain is as active(similar way as when you’re awake). In Humans the dreaming begins in the the REM stage. Many researchers and scientists have studied the brain activity of sleeping in order to resolve the mystery behind it and what they found is that almost all mammals and birds have a REM stage when they sleep.
But it is not the same in case cold blooded animals like reptiles amphibians and fish. So further proceeding with the research, researchers at MIT took rats on a track, and measured their brain activity while they move towards food at coming back to other end of the track, and then they also measured their brain again, and saw identical patterns when the rats went to the REM stage of sleep.
This led to the conclusion for the scientists to believe that the rats were dreaming about running for food on the track. Many experts believe the same thing is true for dogs as well. But slightly dream about their day to day lives and experiences, pretty cool, even cooler, the smaller the dog, the more it dreams, small dogs can have dreams as often as every 10 minutes.
Further the scientists studied the brain activity of singing birds. Once the birds fell asleep, the researchers measured and they found the brain activity was almost exactly the same. The experts still don’t know for sure, but this has led many to believe that the birds are either dreaming about singing, or they can hear their own song and their sleep. So, does your little pug muffin dream. Many experts think it’s like. Similar to their behavior they see a picture in their mind.
So when you see your dog, cats or any animals moving their feet or wagging their tail in place while he/she is sleeping. Be assured, she/he is probably dreaming about that great fuzzy tennis ball in the sky or a great meal or a friend of him or her.
Take good and proper care of animals, try to understand them. Once you do this look at the changes in yourself and your life. It is out of the world. No luxurious life needed for this.