If you live with a dog, most likely you’re happy to share your sleeping space with them. But some people will tell you that dogs shouldn’t be allowed into the bedroom or that sleeping with pets is unhygienic or that your sleep will be disrupted.
I guess it’s up to each of us to decide how we want to handle the sleeping arrangements in our own home, but if you need to convince your partner why you should allow the dog into the bedroom at night, keep reading. Today I’m sharing 9 benefits of sleeping with your dog.
9 Benefits of Sleeping With Your Dog
- A better night’s sleep.
- A better mood.
- A healthier heart.
- Reduced stress.
- Reduced pain and discomfort.
- Feeling of security.
- Lower blood pressure.
- Emotional support.
- Sneeze-free slumber.
To learn more about each of these benefits, check out the infographic below for details.
When we go to bed at night, my husband and I share our space with a 70 pound Pit Bull mix and a 7 pound Dachshund. Do they take up a lot of room? Of course. But do we derive a lot of joy from having them so close to us throughout the night? Absolutely. I can’t imagine not having my dogs in bed with me when I lay down my head to sleep at night.
Of course, as I mentioned above, it’s a personal decision whether or not to allow your dog into the bedroom with you, and there’s no wrong answer. The right answer is whatever works best for your family.
Whether or not you decide to sleep with your pooch, check out this post for 5 tips for creating the perfect bedroom. It will help you create an atmosphere of security, comfort, and luxury where you can get a good night’s sleep and start each day feeling refreshed and raring to go.
What benefits do you get from sleeping with your dog? I’d love for you to leave a comment below to stop by our Facebook page to join in the conversation.