Pets on beds: yea or nay?

By Connie Orcutt • Published: June 1st, 2016
Category: Animal Airwaves

Nearly half of pooch parents and 75 percent of feline folk sleep with their furry friends. But is it a good idea?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sleeping with pets on the bed can be mutually beneficial. The sleeping arrangement affords many people a sense of security, provides company and offers relaxation. Even the steady pace of a pet’s breathing can lull some folks to sleep. As for pets, being allowed to cuddle with the leader of their pack is a huge acknowledgement.

But not all people thrive when pets are bed buddies. For those who have trouble sleeping or whose pets are restless, their four-legged friends should stay out of the bedroom. And for aggressive dogs or those bent on displaying dominance, beds should be strictly off limits.

But if you’re both in synch, here’s to pleasant dreams.