NATIONAL PET DAY - 6 BENEFITS OF SHARING THE BED WITH YOUR PET


There is nothing more satisfying than waking up in the morning and seeing your cute pooch or tired kitty curled up next to you, snoring away. With today being National Pet Day, I teamed up with Happy Beds to bring to you all of the lovely reasons why sleeping with a pet really can be a pet-owners greatest pleasure.

A feeling of company

A lot of people have reported that having their pet sleeping nearby brings a sense of security and companionship. Some find comfort in having their pet curled up right next to their body, while others feel calmer just knowing that their pets are nearby.

Synchronised sleep patterns

Dogs can adopt a sleep pattern that is identical to humans. We can both fall asleep at the same time and wake up together in time for breakfast. However, cats can be the opposite and reposition themselves several times throughout the night.

The bond between pet and owner

Back in 2015, Science Study Mag revealed that dogs and infants bond with their owners/parents exactly the same - with long gazes. Dogs feel a lot more connected to their humans after they lock eyes and share a long stare. They also feel connected by sharing a bed. It invites this special bond to happen more often.

Getting to know your pet’s habits

If you’re the type of person to always put your pet first, then this is a great reason for you. Puppies often need to go outside to the toilet several times in the night; while multiple pets can tend to wake each other up constantly. Sleeping beside your pet is a great way to understand what your pets get up to in the night. This could mean a 4am tug of war or waking up for a midnight snack.

Warmth

Dogs have a body temperature that is between 3-6 degrees higher than humans. This means that you can crank your heating down AND save a little extra on the monthly heating bill during the colder months.

Feeling of happiness

It isn’t just you that will feel an extra bit jolly! Pets love sleeping with their owners too! Pets massively increase a human’s happiness level and there is nothing more precious than sharing a loving moment with your pet. Pets are opportunists and take every measure they can when it comes to being with their owner, so thrive in spending hours of sleeping with their owners.

How do animals sleep around the world?

You might like my review on my wonderful memory foam mattress from Happy Beds. 

Do you let your cat or dog on the bed? I'd love to know!

Disclaimer: In collaboration with Happy Beds in celebration of National Pet Month, on April 11th. 

16 comments

  1. Hands up Sal often sleeps on our bed, she will normally start of the night on ours, go to hers, then when we wake up she's back on ours and we are squished into balls and she has ALL the room lol.

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  2. There is no way I could let Honey share my bed! She snores louder than a diesel train, no-one would get any sleep! ;) Sim x

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  3. One of our patients came in and said it was national pet day, I have a bunny and love her to bits but never had a dog.

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  4. It's so nice to our fur babies on the bed, it feels so much safer! I think these are great benefits.

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  5. I don't have pets but I know I want to go cats when me and my boyfriend buy a house but I'm not sure whether I'd let them sleep on the bed or not x

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  6. Ahh I used to have our old dog in my bed when I was single. I felt bad that when my husband came along he had to sleep on the floor!

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  7. Oh no really - my pets are not even allowed upstairs!!

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  8. I didn't know it was National Pet Day! I missed it. It's really nice to have your pet sleep on your bed! You have a cuddle buddy especially during those days when you feel a little down.

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  9. We don't have any pets at home but I still loved reading this post about all the benefits of having one and the bond that you share. Happy National pet Day to you too.

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  10. I love that we can be honest here about letting our pets sleep on our bed. Our kitten always pays us a visit every morning - even though we said we wouldn't allow it on our brand new white bed linen!

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  11. If I had a pet I would happily share my bed with them, as like you said it does help to strengthen the bond between pet and human!

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  12. Aw this is so sweet. If I had a dog I'm sure it would share my bed!

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  13. Pets are therapeutic. Sharing a bed with them will definitely be helpful if you are a pet lover. Some are just allergic.

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  14. We don't have any pets but I do share MY bed with my husband (and the 4 year old likes to snuggle too)...

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  15. I’m literally always in my bed with my pet cat .. they make the best comforter so I’ll have to agree with you there.

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  16. I'd definitely let my pets share the bed if I had any! How amazing that your sleep patterns sync.

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