There are two different types of dog people in the world, and you will likely find yourself in one of these categories. One of those groups of individuals does not enjoy sharing a bedroom with their dog. Perhaps it is that they don’t like the fur on the sheet or perhaps they are concerned about the carpet being soiled. In any case, it is their choice but not everybody agrees. In fact, there are some people who are not only happy to have a dog in their bedroom, they wouldn’t have it any other way.
If you are somebody who enjoys having your little friend by you while you are sleeping at night, you will be happy to know that there are more reasons why it is a good idea than there are to avoid it. The Center for Sleep Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona did a study and you will be interested in the results. According to that study, there are some surprising benefits to allowing your dog into your bedroom and into your bed.
150 dog owners were part of the study and 56% said that they shared their bedroom with their canine companions. Out of that group, there were 41% who said they sleep better because they felt more secure with a dog by their side.
There are many benefits to sharing your bedroom with a dog, but the following 7 will be enough to convince you.
1. Having a dog sleeping nearby helps to reduce stress and anxiety. It often helps with the ability to relax at night.
2. When your dog is sleeping in the same room, you often feel much safer. People realize that their dogs are loyal and will protect them against anything.
3. Having a dog sleeping with you can keep you warm when it is cold at night.
4. Your dog will also benefit when they sleep in the bed. They feel relaxed and more secure with your scent nearby.
5. You will have a better quality of sleep because you feel more relaxed and secure.
6. You will have a lower chance of depression because dogs love us unconditionally and have a high degree of loyalty. It’s nice knowing that somebody is there for us at all times.
7. You will find physical comfort when you give your dog a hug before you go to sleep.
As you can see, there are many benefits to having a dog sleeping in your bedroom. Now, if you’ll excuse me, my dog and I are late for a nap.