We who let the dog sleep in the bed are sometimes greeted with snorts and nasty comments. If you find it difficult to ignore them, read this, and feel free to share with those who claim that the dog’s place is definitely on the floor.
Because it is actually the case that if you take the dog with you to bed when it is bedtime, it can promote your night’s sleep. If you are easily awakened and have difficulty if someone moves in bed, it is of course not a good idea, but if you – and the dog – enjoy it, then continue sleeping together.
A new study shows that a large proportion of those who sleep with their pet slept better, felt more relaxed, and experienced a good feeling of community. And that’s exactly how a good night’s sleep should be; relaxed on both a physical and mental level. So it is not only to get warm on a cold night that it is good to snuggle up next to the dog, but it also gives us peace of mind.
This surprised the researchers a little because they thought that the pet would, on the contrary, disturb sleep. But of course, just like when you sleep with a human being, you have to adapt a little. There are many different ways to sleep with a dog:
Sleeping spoon, large or small, works just as well.
If the dog is sleeping on top of you, you do not even need a blanket.
Rubbing feet with the dog’s butt in the face may not be what you think is the coziest position, but do not take it personally. Note! Of course, requires that you both keep track of bowel activity at night…
A dog is also a cozy bedmate to fall asleep to Netflix with.