Dogs are definitely a God-given gift to mankind.
Besides bringing endless joy, companionship, and loyalty, research has proved that having a pooch around brings significant health benefits.
This certainly is good news for pooch lovers who love having their furry pals around them, day or night, regardless of where they are and what they’re doing at the present moment.
But, the bigger question is… Is the displeasure worth it?
For dog lovers, there would be endless reasons as to why dogs deserve a place on their bed.
#1 Dogs aids in the reduction of stress
With the presence of your furry pal, you will definitely become a healthier and happier person. Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Health has revealed that dogs can aid with the reduction of risk of heart diseases through minimizing stress, thus reducing both cholesterol and triglycerides levels. If one has recently experienced a heart attack, dogs can certainly help with the recovery process. An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but a dog will certainly keep your stress away.
#2 Improved sleeping patterns
Reports from people who suffer from insomnia have shown that having dogs in their bed definitely aids them in falling asleep. With their dog accompanying them in bed, they definitely feel less stressed. Plus, the steady sound of the pooch’s breathing is much adequate in comparison to lullabies. Having dogs in bed during cold nights can definitely help as their body temperatures are slightly higher than a normal human being’s body temperature. Their omnipresence can also give comfort, especially after waking up from nightmares.
#3 Higher sense of security
With the presence of your dog, you will definitely feel safer as your dog will check out anything and everything that moves before settling down to sleep. Your dog will also protect you and your home by barking loudly to wake you and your neighbors up if they sense or see any strangers around. You know you’re definitely safeguarded when your pooch is snoring away next to you in bed.
#4 Away with depression!
Research has shown that people who suffer from depression can feel better with the presence of any animal. As dogs provide an endless source of indefinite affection with few requests, it’s definitely easier for people to expose themselves to dogs. Petting dogs has also shown to increase oxytocin, a hormone that elevates the feeling of relaxation, trust, and well-being of a person. A bond with another living creature definitely helps, especially when you’re not in a good state of mind.
#5 The feeling is definitely mutual
Like us, dogs want to feel warm and protected too. Due to their characteristics, dogs prefer to sleep with each other. Like puppies, which sleep atop of each other, thus creating a mountain of unexplainable cuteness. If space is a problem, maybe you could allow them to sleep at the bottom of the bed or prepare a place for them to sleep in an area near you.