Sometimes it’s comforting to have your dog sleep on your bed with you. But often, it can disturb your sleep if your pup is tossing and turning. Or, worse yet, your dog is a large breed who takes up most of your sleeping space.
It’s great to have your pup share your room but it’s best if your pooch has a cozy bed to sleep on away from your own bed. In fact, a study published in the 2017 edition of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings showed that having a dog sleep in your room improves your sleep, but having that pup sleep in the bed with you does not.
The way to make your bed and your own comfy pillows seem less appealing dogs is to get them a cozy bed of their own. You can even get your pup more than one bed to snooze on. Consider placing several around your home. This encourages your dog to hang out on these beds rather than on your furniture. It also means you’ll clean less dog hair off of your couches and chairs.
With a good dog bed, your dog will sleep more comfortably and generally feel better. Let your pooch settle down for a sweet dream-filled snooze in comfort.