Sleeping with Dogs Reduces Depression
Contact with dogs increases the flow of oxytocin, the love chemical.
Promotes Theta Brainwaves
The release of oxytocin from theta brainwaves, which occur during REM sleep.
Sleeping with Dogs Increases Sense of Security
Having a pet in the bed improved sleep quality for women in one study.
Sleeping with Pets Eases Insomnia
Sleeping with a pet mitigates anxiety and reduces hyperarousal.
Support animals diminished nightmares in PTSD patients.
41% of pet owners say sleeping with their pet provides companionship.
Sleeping with Dogs Improves Sleep Quality
Sleeping with your dog result in a higher sleep efficiency score.
Sleeping with a Pet Reduces Stress
74% of pet owners report improvement in their mental health from pet contact.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Human-dog interaction led to lower pressure readings when tested.
Strengthen Bond with Your Pet During Nap Time
Sleeping together helps with socialization and makes training easier.
Promotes a Healthy Heart
The American Heart Association found a link between pet interaction and decreased hyper tension.
Reduces Allergies Later in Life
One study found infants who slept with their pets were less likely to develop allergies.
Come On, It’s Your Pet!
To play puppies (and your) advocate, if you wake at all in the middle of the night from your pet moving or making noises, you may want to consider having your pet sleep in a separate room.
When Co-Sleeping with Your PET Doesn’t Make Sense
- l If they aren’t house trained
- l If you have severe allergies
- l If you are a light sleeper
- l If you have a new pet
- l If you or your pet have health issues