There Are Benefits For Your Pet To Sleeping With You - For the first time, researchers are looking at how sleeping with their owners benefits pets.
Dr. Dana Varble, the chief veterinary officer for the North American Veterinary Community, says it's generally a very good thing for the animals as pets who share beds with their humans tend to have a higher trust level and tighter bond with them.
Varble adds, "Dogs and cats who are more closely bonded with their humans get additional health benefits, including increases in beneficial neurotransmitters such as oxytocin and dopamine, the feel-good hormones."
On the flip side, there are some advantages and disadvantages for humans. Sleep quality may take a hit, but people with depression or anxiety benefit from the comfort of their pet next to them.