The Benefits of Sleeping with Our Dogs

Danna Reich Colman
2 min readJan 13, 2022

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Do you allow your dog to cuddle up with you in bed? If not, you might want to reconsider because research finds that allowing your dog in your bed may enhance your sleep.

Who doesn’t love to cuddle? Dogs are soft and warm, and it’s relaxing to listen to their rhythmic breathing. Doing so can raise your oxytocin levels, which helps you feel more content. And allowing your best friends to sleep on your bed makes them feel loved, accepted and secure.

There’s nothing in the world that your dog loves more than you, so allowing them to spend that extra cuddle time with you will make their night and day even more special. In fact, they receive comfort from you just as much as you do from them, so this sleep arrangement is good for everyone!

Whether it’s their warm body or rhythmic breathing, there’s just something so comforting about a dog. They make your bed feel even cozier!

They make you feel safe.

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Danna Reich Colman

Writer, author and copyeditor. “What doesn’t kill us gives us something new to write about” ~ J. Wright