Why You Should Co-Sleep With Your Dog

By on June 15, 2019

Some experts believe that sleeping with your pet can have a negative impact on your sleep. However, there are tons of benefits — mental and physical.

For example, sleeping with your pup can increase your feeling of security, leading to more restful sleep. It’s also shown to reduce stress. Have you heard of “The Pet Effect”? It’s the phenomenon which involves reduced levels of stress and anxiety while your pet is around.

This continues when they sleep in the bed with you, allowing you to have deeper, more restful sleep. The release of oxytocin that happens when you’re close to your beloved animals reduces stress and elevates the mood. In fact, it has even been shown to lower your heart rate!

To further explore the many benefits of sleeping with your dog, Casper has put together the below visual. Of course, use your best judgement. There are definitely instances in which letting your dog sleeping in the bed is not a good idea. You can find reasons not to sleep with your dog as well!

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