You would often come across the question whether you let your cat or dog sleep in your bedroom. However, you should be rest assured that you may not be the only one that would not be sleeping with their pets. A survey commissioned by the leading pet insurer Animal Friends found that almost half the owners have been sleeping with their pets. However, is it considered a good idea to welcome your pet into your bedroom? DM Design, specialist in Fitted bedroom has analysed arguments both in favour of and against the sleeping of pets in your bedroom.
Allowing pets in the bedroom
A survey carried out by the Mayo Sleep Clinic, leading Arizona based clinic speaks in favour of pets being introduced in the bedroom. Approximately 150 patients, out of which nearly 49% have owned a single pet, would let the pets sleep in their bedroom. Most of them would let their pets sleep on their beds. The study further revealed that most people would feel secure, safe and relaxed in having a good night sleep. On the other hand, approximately 20% of pet owners would have experienced interrupted sleep because of their pets wandering, snoring and whimpering in the bedroom.
Why you should not allow pets in your bedroom
Despite Mayo Clinic releasing studies have been in favour of pets in the bedroom, the institute specialising in sleep disorders believes that people having difficulty in sleeping would prefer keeping their pets out of their bedroom. They conducted a survey, where out of 300 patients, 157 were having single or more pets, around 53% suggested their sleep being disrupted due to one reason or the other on regular basis. Snoring was reported to be the major reason for approximately 21% of dogs and 7% of cats disrupting the pet owners sleep on regular basis.