Pets are usually treated as a member of family and get love equivalent to humans. Does it mean that you should allow the pets in your bedroom? According to a survey from Animal Friends, the leading insurer of pets, near 50 percent of pet owners prefer sleeping with the pets. This means you won’t be alone in your bedroom.
There can still be confusion about the idea of welcoming pets in the bedroom. So, here is an analysis in favor or against the idea from DM Designs, the retailer of kitchens in Aberdeen.
The Case: Pets in Bedroom
A study from Mayo Sleep Clinic, a renowned clinic based in Arizona (USA), is in support for welcoming the pets in bedroom.
A total of 150 patients were surveyed and amongst them 49 percent were having minimum one pet. It was found in the research that more than half pet owners let their pet sleep on the bed or in bedroom.
It was also revealed in the study that maximum people who let their pets sleep in bedroom felt safer, more relaxed, more secure, and had a good rest in the night. On the other hand, only 20 percent of the surveyed people having pets experienced interruption in their sleep because of the ‘wandering’, ‘whimpering’ or ‘snoring’ of pets.
The reason for allowing pets is viewing them as a family member and people want their pet’s involvement in various aspects of life, and sleeping is one of the important aspect. That’s why people allow pets in their bedroom.
Another reason can be loneliness. Some people are single and some people’s partner travel occasionally or work in night shifts. This makes them sleep alone in the night. So, people allow the pets sleep on their bed or in bedroom.
The Case: Pets Not in Bedroom
On one side, a study by Mayo Clinic is in favor of allowing pets in bedroom and on the other side, the same institute or better say their sleep disorder division believes that people having difficulty in sleeping should keep their pets outside the bedroom.
Amongst 300 patients surveyed, 157 were having at least 1 pet. Amongst those pet owners, 53 percent reported a daily disruption in sleep because of pets. 21 percent of dog owners and 7 percent of cat owners reported ‘snoring’ of pets as the main reason behind sleep disruption.
With such results, it is inferred by experts that the decision to sleep with pets is a very personal one and it has its own advantages and disadvantages. Some people are very much attached with their pets and allow their pets to sleep with them. They also tolerate their sleep being disturbed by pets.
Whereas, there are people who despite being too close to their pets don’t compromise their sleep being disturbed by pets. Allergies are also a big reason to keep pets away from bed.
So, it can be said that if you are not allergic and as long as sleeping with pets is not a big issue for you, pets can be allowed in bedroom.