Should I Let My Dog Sleep with Me at Night?

Dogs are man’s best friend. So it’s only natural that you’d want to snuggle up next to your beloved pooch while you sleep. But is it safe? Is it healthy? Will your house ever be clean again? We’ll explore these important questions and more in this article, and thankfully, the answers might not be as hard to hear as you might expect.

The health implications of sleeping with your dog

Letting your dog into your bed at night can be a great way to get some extra snuggle time with them. If you’re feeling lonely or anxious, it may help calm you down so that you can sleep better. But there are also some concerns about sleeping with your dog.

There are many health risks associated with letting your dog sleep in bed with you that researchers have found over time. These include:

– If you have allergies to animals, then letting your dog sleep in bed with you may make it worse. – In some cases, the dog can cause harm by biting or scratching if they feel like they’re being threatened while sleeping.

– Many dogs have allergies to their own dander (also called dust mites), which can cause serious health problems for humans. – It’s important to note that these health concerns are not the only reasons why letting your dog sleep in bed with you is a bad idea. For example, it could lead to more accidents (like rolling over onto them) and other problems like separation anxiety from being away from their owner.

If you still want to let your dog sleep in bed with you, there are a few things that can help make it less dangerous. Make sure they are clean, healthy and don’t have any fleas or ticks before allowing them into your bedroom. Also, train them not to jump on furniture or get up on the bed without permission.

Bonding with your dog while you sleep

Your dog is your best friend and a member of your family. If you let them sleep with you, they will be comforted by the fact that they are close to you at night. They like to be near their owner, which is why dogs can sleep next to us in bed. In fact, some dogs even get jealous if they aren’t allowed onto our beds!

This bonding time can also help strengthen the bond between yourself and your pet by allowing yourself some extra cuddles before going day-to-day life.

There are many reasons why letting your dog sleep in bed with you is a bad idea. For example, it could lead to more accidents (like rolling over onto them) and other problems like separation anxiety from being away from their owner. A sleeping spot can also become a place where your dog feels comfortable and safe, which makes it easier for them to bite or scratch when they feel threatened.

Cleanliness of the dog and Pet Allergies

But before you throw your hands up in the air and say, “No way, Jose,” consider what a dog’s presence can bring to your life.

Allergy symptoms can be triggered by the dander (or dust mite allergens) shed by your dog. This means that if you have allergies, letting your dog sleep in your bed could make your allergy symptoms worse. And since most people who suffer from allergies are allergic to both cats and dogs, this means that letting your dog sleep in the same room as you could worsen your condition.

On the other hand, a great big doggy kiss is one thing, but there are plenty of other benefits too. For example:

  • Dogs help people with asthma breathe easier by reducing stress hormones and increasing their sense of well-being (according to research published in the journal Respirology).
  • The ability to be alone is an important part of having self-respect—and dogs offer companionship without trying to make you feel guilty about it. When they don’t get attention from their owners, dogs will simply find something else fun to play with nearby; they don’t require constant reassurance or validation from anybody else in order for themselves feel good about who they are. This can be very freeing for those who struggle with anxiety around others’ reactions toward them!

No more Restless Nights! Respect for other members of the family

You should respect other members of the family. They may have different needs and preferences than you do, and it’s important to respect those differences. If someone in your family is bothered by a dog sleeping on their bed or jumping up in a way that interferes with their sleep, then it’s best not to let the dog get too comfortable in those spaces.

It may be tempting for you to let your dog share your bed at night but this can cause problems for other family members who might not want to sleep next to an animal or feel uncomfortable having such close contact with one. If there are children in the house then letting them be near strange dogs at night is also not ideal because it could lead to injuries for both parties if something happens unexpectedly during the night (like falling off the bed).

Dog safety when sleeping next to you

It’s important to keep your dog safe when he or she is sleeping next to you. Here are some things you should consider:

  • Use a dog bed. Don’t let your dog sleep on the bed with you, as this can be dangerous for both of you. A good alternative is a high-quality, soft-sided pet bed that will provide comfort and safety for your pup at night.
  • Don’t let them sleep on the floor either! Dogs love having somewhere comfy to curl up in at night (especially if they’re older), so giving them an appropriate place to do so can help prevent anxiety in dogs who aren’t used to sleeping alone away from their masters’ side.
  • It’s also worth noting that some breeds can develop hip dysplasia when they don’t have enough support while resting, so it may be wise not only for their comfort but also their health too!
  • If your dog has been diagnosed with hypertension or any other heart condition, it’s important to take note of how they react to being left alone at night. Some dogs become anxious when left alone at night, which can increase blood pressure levels and put them at risk of developing further complications.  

It’s possible for Pet Owners and their  dog to both be comfortable.

When you have a child, you don’t allow them to sleep on top of you. The same should be true with your dog. Dogs are not children and they don’t need to be treated as such; they will not appreciate being spooned or having their head rubbed when they’re trying to sleep.

If it’s impossible for you to keep your dog off the bed, then at least try using a separate dog bed so that everyone has their space and comfort level respected. If he still sleeps on top of the bed (or couch or floor), try training him with negative reinforcement like verbal corrections or squirt bottles filled with water until he gets off the furniture on his own accord.

Crate training is another option for those who want to give their dog a safe haven at night. This method works best if your dog is young and doesn’t have much experience sleeping alone. It involves putting your dog in a crate at night and letting him out during the day. Many puppy owners are not aware that crate training isn’t just about keeping puppies contained all day long, but rather teaching them to stay calm and quiet even when left alone.

What to do if your dog isn’t sleeping at his Crate At Night

Now you know why it’s important to train your dog to sleep in a crate, and how to do it. So how can you get your dog to sleep in his crate when you’re not home? First, put the crate in your bedroom at night so that he gets used to sleeping near you.

Then, slowly move the crate closer and closer until it’s right next to the bed. After that, start putting him in his crate for short periods of time until he gets used to being left alone for short periods of time. Once this happens, start leaving him out for longer periods of time each day until he eventually sleeps through the night!


There are a lot of reasons why dogs aren’t supposed to sleep with us. In fact, I know a lot of people who don’t even let their pet on the bed because they have enough trouble keeping it neat and clean already! But honestly? That just seems cruel. It is your dog, after all. They deserve love and affection too! Dogs will always be there for you when no one else can – what better way than by letting them sleep next to you at night?