We’ve all heard that we shouldn’t do it: inviting our children or animals into bed with us.
For years skeptics have been saying that it’s dirty, that it can disrupt your sleep, ruin your romantic relationships, and that it’s down right not good for you.
But, what if we told you that maybe what they’re saying isn’t true?
New research has revealed that there are actual health benefits to letting your four-legged best friend spend the night, and it isn’t just you who’s better for all that cuddle time.
It’s better for your dog, too!
So to all you dog lovers who love snuggling up with their warm, fluffy buddy at the end of the day, keep doing what you’re doing.
Here are the top 6 benefits to letting Fido join you in bed!
Whether it’s their warm body or rhythmic breathing, there’s just something so comforting about a dog. They make your bed feel even cozier!
#2: Relieves Stress And Anxiety
As therapy dogs have shown, a pooch’s presence is a great stress reliever. Their positive outlook seems to be contagious, and their attentive nature can be very reassuring.
#3: Helps Fight Depression
One thing that dogs offer without question is unconditional love. For someone battling depression, this type of connection can feel hard to come by. To receive it, with no questions asked, can work wonders during a particularly tough time.
#4: Helps Fight Insomnia
Their presence promotes calm, stress relief, and a feeling of safety. So, basically, they take away all of the things that keep you up at night!
#5: Provides Warmth
Their warm bodies and tendency to curl up as close to their humans as possible work as a little radiator in the bed. While this can be tough in the summer, who doesn’t love a little bit of natural warmth on a chilly night?
#6: There’s something in it for the dog, too!
There’s nothing in the world that your dog loves more than you, so allowing them to spend that extra snuggle time will make their day. They receive comfort from you in the same way that you do from them, so this sleep arrangement is good for everyone!
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