More and more research is coming out concerning the health benefits of owning a dog. For instance, did you know that owning a dog is good for your heart health? Dogs also reduce stress, help people lose weight and even improve their social lives. Additionally, dogs give people meaning and purpose, which helps to reduce the risk of depression. If you own a pooch, you already know how much owning a pooch can enhance your life. That said, if you want Fido to work even more miracles, you should let him sleep with you.
Yes, new studies confirm that sharing your sleeping quarters with your pet has some surprising health benefits. A study of 150 dog owners from the Center for Sleep Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, found that 41 percent of participants who shared a bed or bedroom with their pup reported better sleep because they felt more secure with their four-legged friend by their side. If you’re not completely sold, though, consider these seven additional reasons dog owners claim for letting their pooch bunk up with them at night.