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Thursday, August 30, 2018

5 Big Reasons You Should Definitely Let Your Dog Sleep in Your Bed

A recent study by the National Institutes of Health, called Are Pets in the Bedroom a Problem?, came to a surprising conclusion: most people who share their beds with pets experience more benefits than drawbacks from the practice.

If you don’t suffer from allergies or a compromised immune system, the two major drawbacks to sharing a bed with your dog are hygiene and sleep disruption.

As long as you can tolerate the smell and hair, and your dog doesn’t wake you up with noise or movement, then co-sleeping with your dog is a win/win.

Sharing a bed with your dog is relaxing and comfortable, and science backs this up. Oh, and it’s good for your dog, too—which is one more reason we love in-home pet sitting (you don’t have to sacrifice the cozy factor!).

The rhythmic sound of your dog’s gentle snoring, breathing, and heartbeat can lower your heart rate. Research backs this up, in fact.

A lowered heart rate is generally correlated with less stress and more relaxation. In other words: better sleep!

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