A recent survey discovered that nearly half of dog owners, consider their animal as a family member, and that about half of these usually shares the bed with his pet friends. Much higher is the percentage of cats owner who sleep with them, about 62%.
How many of us sleep with a “furry” friend on the bed? If you are the lucky owner of a dog or a cat, or you are thinking about adopting one, don’t miss this article!
We know that once in our house, a puppy becomes a full member of the family, and treated as such.
The pros and cons of sleeping with a pet
But which can be the positive and negative aspects of spending about 8 hours in close contact with an animal?
Obviously, there are some potential dangers to our health, but fortunately they are quite rare. The best advice we can give you is to make sure that your pet is in good health and regularly checked by a vet.
On the other hand, there are a lot of positive aspects! For many years now we know the extraordinary effects that the companionship of a pet can have on people and then on our mental and physical health.
3 simple tips for living better with your pet!
If you share your bed with your pet, these are some take away tips for you.
- Let it sleep just on the blankets, even better on a blanket specially for it, so you can prevent that bacteria or allergens on its coat come in close contact wit you.
- Make it so that the animal can leave the room if necessary, especially if you have a cat, remember that it’s a nocturnal animal, and it is likely that it get up in the middle of the night to eat, drink or use the litter box.
- In the morning ventilate the room and the mattress, removing the covers, or replacing them, after a wash in the washing machine, which will be made more than usual. A great help will be the mattresses and the pillows with fully removable covers, machine-washable at high temperatures.
Our advice for better sleep…
However, the best advice we can give you is to gradually get used your pet to sleep in a room that is not your bedroom and make sure to choose a right bed for your needs, consisting of mattress, pillow and bed-base that fits to your physical characteristics.
Start from tonight to sleep better, find out now the mattress, pillows, and bed bases specialized store closest to you!