According to a recent study, sleeping with your pet has a LOT of benefits.
Here are a few...
Relaxation: If you live alone and get a bit anxious about it at night, sleeping with your fur baby can be a great source of comfort for you.
On the other hand, if you work long hours, sleeping with your pup can soothe symptoms of separation anxiety.
It's a win-win situation!
It helps with insomnia: Sleeping with your dog can help you if you have trouble falling asleep every night.
Some believe that it is due to your heart rate getting in sync with your pup's, giving you a feeling of calmness.
You will feel safer: If there are any sounds, your dog will respond and you'll be able to see that there's a problem. In addition, it can be reassuring knowing that your furry friend is there for you and ready to protect you.
Stronger bond: Spending time together in a quiet setting like the bed helps you get closer. Dogs are pack animals and will often sleep together in a puppy pile when they can.
Natural Alarm Clock: If you have trouble waking up for work, your dog can help you with that.
In the morning he will be either hungry or in need to go outside so he is going to make sure you re awake.
It's good for our brain chemistry: Touching pets raises levels of oxytocin in our bodies.
Oxytocin, also known as the “cuddle chemical,” increases our feelings of relaxation, trust, and psychological stability.
Fights depression: For someone fighting depression, having a connection with a living being can be beneficial.
It is always good to have someone around you when you are going through a tough time in your life and what’s better than a living being who loves you unconditionally.
It just feels great: Some people don't need an excuse to sleep with their dog.
It's just what they like!