A bedtime routine can be an important way to wind down and mentally prepare to drift off to dreamland. There are many types of bedtime routines, but it could include something like brushing your teeth, washing your face, having a cup of tea and perhaps reading a book.

If you’re a parent, before you can even consider your own bedtime routine, it’s essential to have a bedtime routine for your own children. Sometimes kids will fight the routine if they don’t want to go to bed, or they’ll make certain parts of the routine take way longer than they should, such as wanting the same story read over and over again.

Regardless of how long it takes, a bedtime routine is important, and even if you think you don’t have one, you probably do. People are creatures of habit, and we tend to do the same thing before bed each night. It could be as simple as falling asleep while binge watching TV. 

Even some pets have bedtime routines. This can be partly because their owners have bedtime routines, and the pets are part of these routines, but we’re sure it also helps the pets wind down from the day and get ready to sleep.

Like children, some pets also fight their bedtime routines. One dog named Mikey knows that he’s supposed to walk into his owner’s bedroom at night to go to sleep. The problem is that Mikey is never ready to go to sleep when his owner says it’s time to go to sleep.

Every night, when Mikey’s owner says that it’s bedtime, Mikey starts walking in circles around the house, literally. The house is set up in the shape of a circle, so Mikey has a path that he walks through the kitchen and down a hallway.

It would be super easy for Mikey to just keep walking straight into the bedroom when he’s in the hallway, but he doesn’t. Instead, he turns into the kitchen and avoids bedtime. Mikey’s owner decided one night to record the whole ordeal on video.

Mikey’s owner says during the video that sometimes he and Mikey make this circle around the house up to six times before Mikey is finally really to go to sleep, but during tonight’s video, they actually set a new record.

Watch the video below to see what Mikey’s owner does to finally get Mikey into the bedroom so they can both go to sleep.

Do you have a bedtime routine? Do your pets have bedtime routines?