4 Surprising (Yet Wonderful) Reasons a Dog Should Sleep by His Human’s Side Every Night

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It may not be for everyone but it works for us! A dog in our bed is as good as the most potent sleep aid!

They Fight Insomnia

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Their presence promotes calm, stress relief, and a feeling of safety. So, basically, they take away all of the things that keep you up at night!

Snuggling With Them Relieves Stress And Anxiety

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As therapy dogs have shown, a pooch’s presence is a great stress reliever. Their positive outlook seems to be contagious, and their attentive nature can be very reassuring.

They Help Fight Depression

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One thing that dogs offer without question is unconditional love. For someone battling depression, this type of connection can feel hard to come by. To receive it, with no questions asked, can work wonders during a particularly tough time.

It’s Good For Your Dog, Too

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For all the reasons shown above – and more – we recommend having your faithful pooch sleeping in close proximity to you and yours. While the spouse may not be overly pleased with the interloper he or she will just have to understand. Besides, you can make adjustments when the time comes.

But for the single guy or gal, it is a given! Your dog – for all he does for you; loving friend, faithful fur-child, and protector – making room in your bed is only fair!

Article Source: Little Things

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