There is always a debate whether letting your pets sleep in your bed has more benefits or drawbacks. Lot of people ask if it is safe to sleep with your dog. In our opinion, as long as you don't have allergies, your immune system works well, and your dog doesn't spend his day rolling in mud, it is safe. Since we are dog lovers our views might be skewed, but we did some research and want to give you 5 benefits you can experience when cuddling up with your dog at night.
1. Comfort and warmth
Nothing can compare to the warmth and coziness of your dog’s body and fur. They are like a soft blanket. Whenever you get a little chilly on a cold winter night, don’t hesitate to invite your pup to sleep in your bed. They tend to sleep as close to you as possible, so it’s guaranteed you won’t feel cold anymore.
2. They relieve stress
Countless studies have shown that dogs help with reducing stress levels and help with depression. Therapy dogs are used to treat severe anxiety disorders in patients. Less stress equals a better night for you.
3. They make us feel safe
Having your dog by your side makes you feel more secure. They are more alert than humans and can alert you with a bark when necessary. Feeling safe will greatly improve the quality of your sleep.
4. They help with insomnia
Anxiety and depression are two of the most common causes of chronic insomnia. Add a little bit of stress to that and it’s guaranteed that you won’t sleep much. Guess what? Dogs help you relieve all these symptoms and help you sleep better.
5. Dogs love it
Because let’s face it. There is nothing else that your dog loves than being close to you. Letting them sleep in your bed makes them the happiest. Being close to their owner while sleeping calms them as well and builds a stronger bond between the two of you.
There you have it. Our top reasons to let your dog sleep with you. Tell us what you think!