10 Surprising Reasons Your Dog Should Sleep On Your Bed Every Night
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Whether it’s their warm bodies or regular breathing, there is just something so amazing about a dog.
They make your bed feel even cozier!
While some people will tell you not to allow your dog into your bed.
That It’s not good for your health because it’s dirty and all that.
Is it good or bad to have your dog spend a night with you in your bed?
Dog owners have a varied opinion on this question.
Some believe it’s unclean, while others feel it’s good for both them and their dog.
But, a recent research from the Center for Sleep Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, in particular, is really exciting for all of us dog lovers. It shows that there are really many advantages, allowing your dog curl up in bed with you.
Between the 150 participants, 56 percent said they share a bed or bedroom with a dog, and among this group, 41 percent say that their dogs truly make them sleep better at night.
The explanation is that the dog helped their humans relax and feel confident, leading to a better night’s sleep.
The following is the 10 Surprising Reasons Your Dog Should Sleep On Your Bed Every Night
In this insecure world of uncertainty and threatening, dogs provide a feeling of protection when we are at our most vulnerable, asleep.
They are habitually and instinctively defensive of their owners and their terrain, and your dog’s eager sense of hearing lets us know if there is something wrong.
A barking caution sound next to you on the bed makes you feel safe in the knowledge that if there is anything to worry about, your dogs will let you know.
#2: THEY HELP YOU FALL ASLEEP
I frequently have trouble with sleep at night, and I understand many other people have the same problem too.
But seeing my pitbull beside me reduces the stress and calms me down, which also makes it easier for me to sleep.
#3: DECREASE IN STRESS & ANXIETY
Study has shown that service dogs can assist the owners who suffer from tremendous, life-limiting anxiety, and help them deal with the fear of being out in the world.
Even though it’s not known exactly why our stress levels drop when we sleep with our dogs, their positive attitude looks to be contagious, and their helpful nature is often very consolatory.
#4: INSOMNIA RELIEF
Suffering from insomnia is a problem that many people experience either for the short term or recurrently.
Your dog’s company can help you relax and feel calmer, and their rhythmic breathing can help calm you to sleep the same way as white noise or nature sounds do.
Their warm bodies and propensity to curve up as near their owners as possible work as a small radiator in the bed.
Meaning if you get cold at night, a dog curling next to you will make you feel warmer and cozier.
Because their body temperatures run from three to six degrees higher than your body temperatures, they automatically provide heat to your bed mostly during winter.
#6: HELP YOU OVERCOME DEPRESSION
Dogs are amazing when it comes to giving UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.
If you’re suffering from depression, this type of sleeping arrangement with your dog’s can work wonders during this particularly tough time and helps lift some of the weight of depression off of you.
#7: GOOD BRAIN CHEMISTRY
Whether it’s in bed or off the bed, the simple act of touching or petting your dog raises the levels of oxytocin in our brains.
Oxytocin is known to increase our feelings of strength, trust, and relaxation.
#8: THEY FIGHT SLEEP DISORDER
Your dog’s beside you promotes calm, stress relief, and a sense of security.
So, on the whole, they take away all things that keep you awake at night!
Some years ago, I often had difficulty sleeping at night, and I know many other folks who have the same problem too.
I overcome it dog when my dogs sleep next to me, he makes it easier for me to sleep now.
#9: IT WILL HELP YOUR DOG FEEL CLOSER TO YOU
Humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy this sleeping arrangement.
Your dogs too appreciate it.
No one else in the world loves your dog as much as you, so nuzzling in bed will also brighten your dog’s life.
#10: ITS GOOD FOR YOUR DOG
Allowing your dogs to spend that additional snuggle time will make their day.
They receive comfort from you in the same way that you benefit from their company, so this sleeping arrangement is good for everyone!
Finally, as my conclusion to all dog lovers out there who love cuddling, snuggling up with their best friend at the end of the day, you’re doing it right.
You won’t only get a better sleep, but also a better day ahead.
Please share this story with all of the dog lovers you know!