It’s estimated that more than half of dog owners in the United States allow their canine companion to sleep in their bed. While this may not be a great idea for everyone (like those suffering from allergies or asthma), there are several benefits to snuggling up with Fido. Below are a few reasons to consider letting your canine companion snooze by your side:
1. They’re natural heaters: There’s no better way to stay warm on a chilly winter night than to let your puppy cuddle up next to you.
2. They calm your nerves: It’s been proven that dogs can help reduce stress and anxiety. A worry-free mind is sure to help you get a more restful night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed.
3. They’re great protectors: Your canine companion is both your best friend and your guardian. Dogs, big or small, are great protectors because they tend to bark when they hear a strange sound. It’s easier to sleep soundly knowing Fido has your back.
4. They’re the best cuddle buddies: Both you and your dog will benefit from time spent snuggling. It will strengthen your bond, boost your mood, and make your dog feel calm and loved.
Of course, there are always exceptions. If you suffer from one of the above mentioned health issues or your sleep gets disrupted from puppy snores, investing in a comfortable dog bed for your canine companion might be a smart choice.