1. No Sleep Tonight
Think about this: if you sleep with your dog in bed with you, when they get up to do their nightly watches over the house does their jumping off or getting back on the bed wake you? According to the Mayo Clinic Sleep Disorders Center, 53% of pet owners said their pets disturbed their sleep in some way nightly. Sleep deprivation, no matter the cause, can lead to decreased alertness, memory impairment, and other physical and mental health issues.
2. Malamute in the Middle
Another caution is that allowing your pets to sleep in bed with you can cause issues between couples. Pets should not be permitted to physically come between a couple at night. While it may not seem like an issue at first, when you and your partner do decide to have a little personal romantic time, the moment can quickly die if there's a dog scooting his way between the two of you so he's the center of attention. It's cute at first, but after so many interrupted sessions can become a real nuisance.
3. Not-So-Sweet Dreams
Like humans, canines dream, and many are pretty active while in the REM stage. Dogs can toss and turn or “talk” in their sleep. And even when they're not chasing rabbits in their dreams, merely stretching out to get cozy and shoving you with their paws is enough reason to give them their own space. All of these habits can interrupt your sleep cycle, resulting in crankiness, lowering your immune system response, and decreasing alertness during the day.
If you tend to have allergies, make sure your pet doesn't sleep in your bed. Not only could you react to your pet's dander and fur, but Fido has been rolling around in who knows what all day. Your dog is exposed to allergens like pollen and dust all the time. They stick in his fur or on his paws, follow him to your bed, and cause your allergies to go haywire. Stuffy noses and sneezing does not make for a good night's sleep.
So, as tempting as it is to snuggle up to your precious pooch, invest instead in a premium raised dog bed for your favorite furry friend and leave the bed to the humans. PetCot raised dog beds provide optimal comfort and support for dogs (and other pets) of all sizes. These premium raised pet beds keep your dog comfy and cozy and give them a place to call their own. They'll love sleeping on their own raised bed, and since they're so light weight, you can easily place it next to your bed at night so your dog feels like he's sleeping next to you without disturbing your sleep!
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