One suggestion was to feed the dog several times during the day so he would always be on alert for a treat, and would avoid napping and possibly missing a biscuit. My wife tried this method with me when I kept nodding off during Sunday football games, but it didn’t work. I think she would have had more success with chicken wings than the Milk Bones.I tried playing with the dog on the floor, but he fell asleep. Then I played with him on my bed, but I fell asleep. Then I put on the TV and turned to Animal Planet. We both fell asleep.
Yesterday in USA Today, an article said that researchers now believe pets have a calming influence on your life, lowering blood pressure, leading to a more restful night. I wish I had read that last week. I could have used the sleep.