Is there anything better than laying your head down in bed at the end of a long day and feeling your precious pup crawl into bed next to you? That moment when they curl up by your feet is enough to make anyone squeal with delight — but, of course, dogs aren’t exactly the best sleeping companions. They snore, they move around, and TBH, sometimes they’re kind of smelly. But the health benefits of sleeping with your dog beside you are pretty legit; in fact, there’s plenty of research to back them up (more on that in a bit).
Here is a video citing all the benefits of sleeping next to your dog:
Does Science Support this Theory?
“Oxytocin is a good enzyme hormone that comes out when people are cuddling their dogs and it causes a sense of relaxation and calmness,” she says.