The dog sleeps on the owner's bed. Benefit or harm? The opinion of scientists.
I think I will express a general opinion about all the dogs if I say that it’s worth putting the four-legged into bed for at least one night, as he will stay there for all subsequent ones) The bed is a valuable territory for which the whole family is fighting, because it is in it that we make up for our strength and get a precious dream. It is often difficult to imagine a dog lover who would not let the dog sleep with him. It's so great to have a soft heating pad in bed.
Have you ever thought about how your dog sleeps on your bed? Scientists from the Arizona clinic conducted a whole study on this topic. This scientific work is aimed at "an objective assessment of the influence of a dog on a person’s sleep if she sleeps with you in the same bed or in the same room."
For the study, 40 volunteers without sleep disturbances were taken, each of which owns a dog older than 6 months. Sleep quality was monitored for a week using accelerometers.
Sleep Medicine Specialist, Lois Crane: “We found that many people actually find feelings of comfort and safety from sleeping with their pets.” But proximity to a pet is expensive for them. According to the study, dogs that shared the bed with their owners deprived them of quality sleep compared to a group of dogs that had separate beds in the same room as the master bed.
Ultimately, the result of the study says: "The presence of a dog in a bedroom cannot be destructive to human sleep if the dog sleeps on its lounger." If you let your monster to you under the covers, then be prepared for his claws when he sets off in pursuit of the cat in one of his dreams.
Is it possible to wean a dog to sleep on the bed
It happens that opinions differ in the family, and then the pet suffers - dad allows the dog to sleep on the bed, but mom does not. Choose a clear position and act at the same time. If you have a situation in the spirit of “it was a pity the little one, and now this boar occupies the whole bed”, do not despair) First, you must understand that the dog must have its own corner, its den. Equip her with a comfortable sunbed.
Secondly, if you decide not to let the dog on the bed - do not let it. The dog does not understand why you can now lie on the bed, and after two hours you can’t. Thirdly, to train from the very beginning is much easier than to wean. But this is real. In order for the dog not to receive psychological trauma and you have not developed a serious conflict, buy a new cover. Take a position - a new thing, a new order. You should not jump and sleep not on the bed, but on the bedspread. Always be patient and remember that with a scream you will definitely not find anything. Good night to you!