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Here’s Why You Should let Your Dog Sleep In Your Bed
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Here’s Why You Should let Your Dog Sleep In Your Bed

Have you ever wondered if sleeping with your dog is good for you? Well, there has been a lot of research done to say that it is. Sleeping with your dogs helps reduce stress and anxiety. It may even help you if you have trouble falling asleep or have insomnia.

Sleeping with your dog helps you feel safer too. I mean, you have your biggest protector next to you when you’re most vulnerable. Not to mention that it build a stronger bond between you and your pooch. Do you share your bed with your pet? Tell us in the comments down below!

More info: healthline.com | ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Research says that sleeping with a dog provides comfort and security

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Sleeping with a dog is very comforting for a lot of people. 56 percent of dog owners say that they sleep with their dogs next to them. Research says that women feel safer sleeping with a dog than with a cat or even another human being.

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It’s also said that sleeping with your dog boosts and helps mental health

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In 2012, a study showed that pets help relieve mental issues like stress and anxiety. Human-animal contact benefits such factors as cortisol, heart rate, and blood pressure. And it may reduce stress-related factors such as epinephrine and norepinephrine, lower aggression, enhance empathy, and improve trustworthiness and trust in others.

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Sleeping with your pupper may also help you if you have insomnia

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If you feel safe and less stressed with your dog nearby, it’s natural that it will be easier to fall asleep. So if you have troubles sleeping or have insomnia, try it out. Perhaps your furry friend is all you need?

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Sleeping with your dog is good for them too

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Most dogs love to snuggle and sleep next to their owners. It’s warmer, comfier and they feel like they’re part of the pack!

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Keep in mind that sleeping with your dog can cause allergies or make them more severe if you already have them.

Also, it may be a way to spread disease if your pup likes to eat things off the ground or doesn’t like to get washed often.

You may also rethink it if your dog is very big and active.

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Ozacoter
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1 year ago

There is nothing better than to wake up to a loving dog each morning

K. Lange
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1 year ago

two loving dogs ;-)

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Fiona Parky
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1 year ago

Yea, no one saying your dog sharing your bed is relaxing has ever had to share one with Sookie! She snores. She’s able to turn into some sort of non Newtonian liquid that fills all available space. She complains loudly if you dare to try and move. She randomly wakes you up by sneezing in your face. Finally, there’s the farts. Sookie’s farts are technically illegal under the Geneva Convention. I’m sure they count as chemical warfare. We still put up with all of this for one reason. She’s so flaming cute when she’s asleep.

Holly Allen
Community Member
1 year ago

Sookie sounds awesome!! 😂

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Susan Green
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1 year ago

There was research done to realize this? Anyone who has a dog or a cat, didn’t need research to know this.

Viviane
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1 year ago (edited)

The anecdotes from pet owners may say this, the research documents and confirms it. This kind of research can help people with certain issues, such as someone with anxiety or a child with autism. It can be useful information for therapists, social workers, dog trainers, etc. Obviously, there's more to it than subscribing a pet (not everyone makes a good pet owner, but they may be fine as volunteers in a shelter).

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Ozacoter
Community Member
1 year ago

There is nothing better than to wake up to a loving dog each morning

K. Lange
Community Member
1 year ago

two loving dogs ;-)

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Fiona Parky
Community Member
1 year ago

Yea, no one saying your dog sharing your bed is relaxing has ever had to share one with Sookie! She snores. She’s able to turn into some sort of non Newtonian liquid that fills all available space. She complains loudly if you dare to try and move. She randomly wakes you up by sneezing in your face. Finally, there’s the farts. Sookie’s farts are technically illegal under the Geneva Convention. I’m sure they count as chemical warfare. We still put up with all of this for one reason. She’s so flaming cute when she’s asleep.

Holly Allen
Community Member
1 year ago

Sookie sounds awesome!! 😂

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Susan Green
Community Member
1 year ago

There was research done to realize this? Anyone who has a dog or a cat, didn’t need research to know this.

Viviane
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

The anecdotes from pet owners may say this, the research documents and confirms it. This kind of research can help people with certain issues, such as someone with anxiety or a child with autism. It can be useful information for therapists, social workers, dog trainers, etc. Obviously, there's more to it than subscribing a pet (not everyone makes a good pet owner, but they may be fine as volunteers in a shelter).

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