While dogs are quite literally God’s gift to mankind, and most dog parents love having them around all the time, not everyone likes to share a bed with them. New studies, however, prove that sharing your bedroom with your dog is actually really good for you. Here’s how.
1. They reduce stress and anxiety
Just being near your furry friend makes you feel less stressed, imagine how calming it would be sleeping next to him. Therapy dogs are used the world over for a reason. And that is because they’re a proven stress buster.
2. They give you a sense of security
Not only can they physically protect you from danger, they also make you feel safe just by being present in the same room.
3. They keep you warm
Dogs are pack animals who stick together to keep each other warm. In the cold winter months, nothing is more soothing than a dog sitting on you and sharing his body heat with you. He’s your own personal bed warmer.
4. The dog loves it too
For your dog, you are his entire world. Sleeping with your dog by your side ensures you spend quality time with him and in turn lengthen his life and make it happier.
5. They help you sleep
Studies show that having your dog by your side makes you feel secure enough to sleep peacefully.
6. They help reduce the onset of depression
With their unconditional love and support, anyone suffering from depression can feel loved and wanted. Some can even cure or prevent depression by simply having their furry love ball around.
7. They offer comfort
Now, who doesn’t find a doggy cuddle comforting?