There is the age old adage that says you should not sleep with your dog, nor should you allow your dog to climb onto your bed to sleep with you. On first thought, of course, we should not let them up the bed, right? I mean, dogs trample on everything, and when they climb onto our bed, they are simply dirtying it! There are some truths to that, however, there are actually 5 amazing reasons your dog should sleep on your bed.
5 Amazing Reasons Your Dog Should Sleep On Your Bed
Seriously? Letting our dogs sleep with us? Legit? These are the common responses that I get from people all the time. Hold your horses and hear me out. Read on, and perhaps you will be convinced that your dog should be allowed on your bed.
Snuggling Helps To Reduce Anxiety
Do you know why humans love to cuddle one another to sleep? Do you know why your partner insist that you cuddle them? Research has shown that the top reason is because when people cuddle and snuggle, it actually helps to reduce anxiety. Indeed, therapy dogs are being utilized during therapy sessions, because research shows that dogs actually have a positive effect in releasing stress and hence anxiety.
Insomnia No More
This is also proven by doctors. It is proven that dogs helps to reduce the onset of insomnia. Somehow, the rhythmic breathing of your dog provides a sense of peace and calmness, and it rubs off onto you too.
No matter the size of your dog, sleeping with them provides a decent level of comfort too. It is no brainer to know that sleeping with dogs makes your bed cozier. Which leads us to the next amazing reason your dog should sleep on your bed.
Dogs naturally have body heat (duh), When they sleep beside us, they are indirectly providing warmth to us. This is akin to having our child sleeping close to us! The feeling will perhaps be more prominent during the colder seasons of the year.
Helps To Calm The Dog
This is especially true if your dog suffers from anxiety issues. When they sleep on the bed with us, they are effectively seeking refuge.
As you can see, sleeping with dogs does provide much more benefits to us and also to the dog. So, what are you waiting for? Bring the pooch up to your bed now!