We love our pets. Personally, I have a little baby kitten and even though he acts ferocious, he’s just a teeny tiny ball of fuzz. Dogs are like that too, only they tend to get a lot bigger.
As such, sometimes people decide to keep their dogs out of their bedrooms or at least lock them out of their rooms while they’re sleeping. While this may seem like a common sense decision, there is actually reason to believe that choosing to let your dog sleep in your bed has sizeable health benefits. Among them are the following:
Their presence makes your bed and your room just seem cozier. On top of that, dogs are fiercely loyal. Whether we realize it or not, having your dog there to protect you takes a great weight off your shoulders and may help you sleep more soundly.
Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Well having your dog with you helps relieve some of the tension that might be keeping you awake.
They’re like little heat sinks for all of your worries. This one is kind of a no-brainer – that’s part of the reason we’ve been using them as therapy dogs for generations.
They’re usually large, they’re usually furry, and they usually LOVE to cuddle. Having your dog with you at night could save you big on heating costs.
You are the most important thing in the world to your dog. If you work a 40-hour work week, that’s already about 8 hours a day your dog doesn’t get to see you. The more time they spend with you, the happier they’ll be.