Health Benefits Behind Letting Your Dog Sleep In Your Bed

Dog owners will tell you that not only is their dog their best friend, but they provide companionship and loyalty. Studies show that owning a dog can provide huge health benefits. In fact, people love them so much that they are happy to let their dogs sprawl across their bed at night.

Dog lovers: the reasons you should let your dog sleep in the bed, far outweighs the occasional sleepless night.

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Dogs can make you healthier.

Studies performed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Health have shown that dogs lower your risk of heart disease. How? They believe dogs help minimize stress which in turn, will lower cholesterol and triglycerides levels.

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Dogs help you sleep better.

People who suffer from insomnia have reported that having a dog in their bed helps them fall to sleep. When dogs are in bed, they can chase away the stress accumulated through the day. The rhythmic sound of their breathing works better than a lullaby.

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Dogs make you feel safe.

When you have a dog sleeping in your bed, it helps you feel safer, especially if you live alone. When an intruder approaches, your dog will defend you and your home by barking loud enough to wake the neighbors.

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Dogs help with depression.

Studies have shown that people with depression feel better when there is an animal around. Dogs are a source of unconditional love, and petting a dog has been shown to raise oxytocin, a feel-good hormone that can increase relaxation, trust, and well-being.

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Dogs love it as much as you do.

Dogs like to feel warm and secure because they are social animals, they naturally prefer to sleep curled around each other. If space is an issue, consider having them sleep at the foot of the bed or provide them with their own sleeping spot somewhere very close to you.

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