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8 Intriguing Realities Of Sleeping Soundly Next To Your Dog

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Sleeping soundly next to your fluffy pet is better than waking up alone. And except for the unavoidable morning kiss from your four-legged household member and a loyal life companion, there are many other awesome reasons for sharing your bed with your dog.

However, if sleeping soundly next to your smelly friend doesn’t sound like a possible reality to you, you’re not alone – there are many of those who advise against sharing a bed with your dog.

 

Is sleeping soundly next to your dog really possible? Check Out the pros and cons of bed sharing

While sharing a bed with the hairiest household member is a common practice in many families that include a cuddly pet, many choose to keep their pets away from their bedroom. These are the 8 sleeping realities the dog owners are probably familiar with.

 

1- Dogs help you relax and relieve anxiety

If you have a problem falling asleep, you may be surprised to know that the rhythmic breathing of a dog helps some people relax and lull them to sleep.

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2- Dogs are warm

If you already have a dog, you don’t need an electric blanket – the dogs’ temperature is about three to six degrees higher than ours and is, therefore, a great reason for snuggling up to your dog on a cold winter night.

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3- Dogs make us feel safe

Having a dog by your side can also contribute to your sleep quality by providing you with the feelings of safety, trust and calm.

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4- Co-sleeping makes dogs happy

The truth is – we’re simply suckers for giving our fluffy friends what they want. Allowing your pets to sleep on your bed makes them feel loved, accepted and secure.

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5- Dogs can make the idea of sleeping soundly impossible

Well, they do demand quite some space.

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6- Dogs in bed can aggravate asthma and allergies

If you’re prone to allergies or have asthma, it’s highly recommended that you get a HEPA air filter before letting your dog into your bedroom.

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7- Dogs love to be in the middle

Before you let your dog in your bed, keep in mind that they just love to come in between you and your partner.

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8- Dominance and territoriality issues

Dogs tend to (re)establish their dominance, so letting your dogs jump into your bed whenever they wish may contribute to the territoriality problems.

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