8 Benefits Of Sharing Your Bedroom With Your Furry Pal

For many years, people believed that sharing a bedroom with furry pets is harmful. There was an unfounded perception that this may promote poor behavior in the animal and could lead to diseases in humans. A recent study by the Mayo Clinic finally delivers the verdict. It was established that having a dog in the bedroom can help humans maintain and improve sleep efficiency. You can now sleep well on your Airlite Cool mattress while your pooch pal snooze at its special corner in the room.

“The relationship between people and their pets has changed over time, which is likely why many people in fact don’t sleep with their pets in the bedroom,” according to Mayo Clinic's Dr. Lois Krahn. Create a conducive sleeping environment for you and your pet dog. However, take note that sharing your Cool Zen mattress with your puppy can in fact disrupt your sleep. Let your furry friend have its own sleeping corner in the bedroom.

Know 8 benefits of sleeping with your dog in your bedroom and some tips on how to get the quality sleep you rightfully deserve.

Helps mitigate the symptoms of insomnia

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Millions of people suffer from insomnia. This sleep disorder affects about 50 to 70 million people in the US alone. The symptoms of insomnia include difficulty falling asleep, waking up too often during the night, and not having a restful sleep. To help you fall and stay asleep easily, let your pet dog sleep in your bedroom. The presence of a furry friend in your sleeping area can promote calmness and relieve stress. It helps mitigate the symptoms of insomnia.

Choose a high-quality mattress to ensure a good night's sleep. Uratex Airlite Foam Collection's Airlite Cool features a medium-firm foam that prevents bed sores and pains by distributing pressure evenly. Its innovative fabric cover provides temperature control and maximum air circulation, making sure your body is refreshingly cool throughout the night.

Gives peace of mind

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People facing difficulties in life or have suffered a traumatic experience may be having a hard time getting sufficient sleep. The presence of a loyal pet gives a sense of security and peace of mind. Dogs can sense distress in their owners. This is why these animals are recommended companions for people with anxiety disorder. If you feel unsafe in a new neighborhood, your canine friend's powerful hearing can help ensure you're safe and sound at night.

Lowers stress level

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Sleep specialists recommend letting your four-legged friend sleep in your bedroom, but not in your bed. A dog in the bed was “linked to slightly lower sleep efficiency: an average of around 80%.” However, you can take naps together to recharge your energy. A 15- to 90-minute nap can help improve brain function and boost alertness. Snuggle with your puppy to lower your stress levels.

Enjoy a refreshing nap on a Uratex Cool Zen mattress. This portable foam uses breathable straw mat (banig) that allows free airflow. Since it's lightweight, you can bring it to your living room or even to the park for fun outdoor activities.

Aids in managing depression

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“The relationship between sleep and depressive illness is complex – depression may cause sleep problems and sleep problems may cause or contribute to depressive disorder,” the National Sleep Foundation notes. A long list of studies suggest that pets can alleviate symptoms of depression and help improve sleep. Whenever you feel like falling into a downward spiral, pet, snuggle and play with your furry pal. Have your dog stay in your bedroom to help you sleep better at night.

Get 7 to 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night on a quality mattress and comfortable pillows. Uratex's Snoozy Pillows provides gentle support from your shoulder to your neck. It is made of soft high-density foam and microfiber cover.

Distracts you from too much use of gadgets

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Adopting a bedtime ritual is an effective way of improving sleep. This may involve reading a book or listening to relaxing music at least an hour before dozing off. Many people find it hard to disconnect from their smartphones and tablets despite warnings on how these gadgets interfere with their ability to sleep on time. These gadgets emit blue light that disrupt the production of sleep hormones.

By having a pet in your bedroom, your attention will be shifted from your Twitter feeds to your cuddly friend. As a bedtime routine, turn off your gadgets and spend quality time with your pet dog.

Provides soothing background noise

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Sleep deprivation can affect your ability to focus and retain information. Thus, it's counterproductive to pull an all-nighter before a major exam. According to studies, mental tasks are in direct correlation to the number of hours one sleeps each night. “Getting extra sleep before a period of sleep loss, known as 'prophylactic nap', may decrease some of the negative performance and alertness effects,” according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Your dog can help you when you're having a hard time falling asleep after studying for an important exam. The sound of your furry pal's breathing can be soothing and can aid in calming you down. Let your loyal friend sleep in your bedroom.

Assists in waking up early in the morning

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Waking up early in the morning can be a struggle especially if you go to bed late. You'll feel groggy, moody, and sluggish all day. You can only address this problem by getting the right amount of sleep at night, which is about 7 to 9 hours for adults.

Your pet dog can be an effective “alarm clock.” Feed your dog breakfast at a specific time to train it to wake up at the same hour every morning. You can be sure that it will wake you up for food.

Makes you feel less alone

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Acute insomnia is a sleeping disorder characterized by a brief episode of sleeping difficulty. It is commonly due to a drastic life event such as a new job, moving to a new home or a personal tragedy. Compared to chronic insomnia, acute insomnia can be resolved in days or weeks without any treatment.

A pet dog can offer a sense of relief and comfort during trying times. If you're suffering from acute insomnia, a furry friend can be a reliable companion. A dog's presence can make you feel less alone. Sleep soundly in the company of your loyal four-legged friend on a comfy bed and Uratex Neckease pillow. This premium pillow has a medium-firm feel and a contoured top that provide neck support.

Many believe that letting a pet dog sleep in the bedroom is harmful to human health. Science says otherwise. The presence of a furry friend can mitigate the impact of sleeping disorders including insomnia, aid in managing mental illness, offer a comforting company, and make you feel less alone. Get the good night's sleep you deserve each night. Share your sleeping area with your loyal pal.

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