The Surprising Benefits of Sleeping With A Pet

For many of us, sleeping with our pets is a nighttime ritual. In fact, according to a recent study, more than half of all adults sleep with a pet in their room, and about 1/3 of all children have a pet in their room.

Sleeping with a pet nearby offers a great deal of psychological comfort and support, and it can also be great for your immunity and physical health. But according to sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus, it is important that we consider the ways our pets can impact our sleep habits and sleep quality — in both good ways and bad.

In this video, Dr. Breus gives you some tips for sleeping with your pets so you (and your pet!) can get a solid night of sleep.

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0:00 Why You Should Sleep With Your Pets
2:07 Do You Have to Sleep With Your Pet?
2:28 Make Enough Space
3:48 Take Your Pet Outside Before Bed
4:22 Clean Your Bedding
4:57 Keep a Consistent Bedtime Routine

😴 Michael Breus, Ph.D., is a double board-certified clinical psychologist and sleep expert. He's been in practice since 1999 and helped thousands of patients improve their sleep. Dr. Breus has written five books on sleep and conducted over 1,000 interviews to the press and public.

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  1. Such a privilege to sleep with a dog. Their breathing is so restful. Very restful.😊

  2. We had 2 great danes and had an emperor size bed. Seven foot by seven foot. 😊 it works. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ•πŸ’šπŸ˜Š

  3. this is the *BEST* *VIDEO* to have ever been put into YouTube history β™‘

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