A cow spends over half her day lounging around, chewing her cud. Therefore, comfort is a must with cows. Farmers provide a variety of soft and supple bedding for cows to sleep on to keep them cool and clean, including sand, compost, rubber mats, and even waterbeds. To further their luxury, farmers have fans (and sometimes misters) in the barns to keep it cool in the summer, back scratchers to get an occasional itch and will play soft music at milking time to help them relax.