How Sleeping with Your Dog Helps Your Mental Health

Even those who are not into bringing their dog at home will agree with this one.

Pet lovers know how sleeping with your dog helps them feel the love and comfort dogs offer in your bed.

I remember the first time I felt my dog sleeping with us. It was somewhere in the middle of the night when I felt something warm right between my husband and me.

I turned my head and noticed my lab sleeping tight. It was a funny experience. Since then, he sleeps with us occasionally.

And it’s not just my dog. The American Pet Products Association reveals that half or the pet parents allow their pets to sleep with them during the night.

With that said, I couldn’t resist sharing this with you.

I found six big reasons that will tell you why sleeping with your dog is great and helps your well-being.

They Keep You Warmer at Night

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Dogs are hot. Their fur makes them a good “blanket” to hug when you feel cold during the night.

Have the Power to Relieve Depression

Their emotions of unconditional love and loyalty are here to make you feel comfortable and forget about the problems in your life.

They are always here to offer you security and comfort.

Having someone to be here for you even when you sleep can relieve the symptoms of depression.

Plus, looking at his sleepy face in the morning is something money can’t buy!

Make you Feel Safer

Your pet has the power to hear even the slightest fuss coming from around you. This is extremely helpful when you are home alone. The dog will understand something before you and give you a chance to react on time.

Help You Relieve Stress

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Dogs can sense when you are under pressure, sad, stressed, or angry. They are here to provide you love and caring especially when you are feeling down.

The presence of your dog will boost your spirit and make you forget about anything around you.

That’s why some doctors tell their patients that they need a therapy dog to bring joy in their life.

Sleeping with your dog relieves stress and improves your mood.

Provide Better Comfort

That good feeling when you hug your dog is another reason why I love taking naps. It’s like cuddling with a stuffed animal that hugs back and enjoys.

Improve Your Sleep Quality

Allowing him to hop into your bed during the night will improve the quality of your sleep.

Just by listening to his breathing will bring a profound sense of comfort. Seeing his face in the morning will brighten the day and improve your overall mood.

Everyone will be happy about the time spent together.

That’s how sleeping with your dog will help your well-being and overall mental health.

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Sources:

David Wolfe
Power of Positivity
Today
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