Why To Let Your Dog Sleep With You
We as humans need touch, to feel a sense of love and comfort, and dogs need the same thing we humans need. Letting your dog sleep with you has always been a should I or should I not question for me. Then I remember as a child all my dogs slept with me, good thing I had all small dogs, because if all my dogs were as big as Lilly I probably would have been on the floor. Below are some reasons why to let your dog sleep with you.
- Take Away the Stress and Anxiety – Dogs are good at relieving stress, so having your dog next to you will help you rest easier. Knowing your dog is there watching over you can be reassuring.
- Comfort – Everyone needs company while they sleep, at least I know I do. Lilly just laying next to me and listening to her breathing gives me the comfort I need to go to sleep.
- Warmth – No matter how many covers I have on my feet are always as cold as ice. When Lilly sleeps with me she usually curls up on my feet as close as she can get to keep me warm. Dogs love to curl up as close to their humans as possible, sometimes a little too close, but enough to keep their humans warm on those cold nights.
- Depression Depression go away – Dogs offer us humans something people sometimes lack, and that is unconditional love. People that suffer from depression can also suffer from the sleep killer Insomnia, having a dogs presence can help ease the depression, and help get some much needed shut eye.
- Safety – Knowing that Lilly is right next to me helps me fall asleep, knowing she would protect me and wake me up if anything bad would happen, like a housefire or someone breaking in the house. Dogs have super great hearing and can alert you with a bark, so keeping your dog close while sleeping can be a big advantage.
- Make your dog smile- Your dog loves you and loves to be close to you, so letting them sleep with you will bring a smile to their face. Dogs enjoy comfort just like us humans, you will help them in the same way that they are helping you.
So if you are a new dog owner trying to decide if your new dog should sleep in bed with you, give it a try to test the waters and see how you like it.