Should I Let My Pet Sleep With Me?

As one of our friends, our pets play an important role in our lives. We play with them and sleep with them as much as possible. Pets sleeping on their owners' warm blankets is a cozy image often seen, not only with cats, but also with dogs.

Pets often give us a sense of security and comfort, which allows us to sleep faster and better than we would without them. It has also been noted that "people who sleep with their dogs have better quality sleep and feel safer when they sleep. The most common explanation for these owners' "feeling of safety" is that "if a burglar breaks into my home while I'm sleeping, he'll wake me up first." (From the findings of the Mayo Clinic Journal)
Can people with sleep apnea syndrome sleep with their pets? That's the question. Taking some planning can help you and your pet be more in tune.

1. Deworm and clean your pet regularly.
Pets carry their own body bacteria, or parasites, and they are not the same as our bodies. If you want to live in harmony with your pets, the first task is to deworm them and keep them cleaned regularly.
Plan to deworm and bathe your pets at different times depending on the number of secretions they produce.

2. Keep your PAP device in a secret corner
You will find that if your pet is a cat or dog, everything can be a toy for them. Keep your PAP device in a secret corner to prevent them from playing with it. After all, the PAP device is also specifically designed to help you sleep well. I think it is the equivalent of a pet in your mind.

3. keep the air and environment where you live fresh and clean.
People with pets can't clean the house right away, so the house may be dirty and messy. However, people with respiratory illnesses or sleep disorders have more stringent requirements for their air environment. Buying a high-quality air purifier is a good option to win fresh air.
It is also necessary to regularly clean sofa covers, bed sheets, quilts and other areas where pets are often found.
If your pets spend a lot of time outside, you might also consider wiping down their paws and coats to keep dust, pesticides and outdoor allergens out of your bedroom.

4. Maintain consistent bedtime habits
Just like humans, animals have a circadian rhythm that governs when they feel tired and when they feel awake. Going to bed and waking up at the same time each day may help you and your pet maintain a relatively similar sleep rhythm and prevent nighttime restlessness.

5. Keep your pet away from your face or any open wounds.
Do not allow your pet to lick or kiss your face. If possible, avoid letting your pet lick your face or any open wounds, as they could potentially transmit disease to you.

Although companion animals have different sleep patterns than our own, many people are able to successfully co-sleep with their pets and have a better sleep experience with a few adjustments. Try to avoid special situations by understanding the different characteristics of your pet and yourself. As for other situations, just let nature take its course.

  1. Sleeping with Pets, Jay Summer, Staff Writer, April 26, 2022,pet%2C%20and%20your%20unique%20situation.
Copyright © 2022 BMC. All rights reserved.
>Legal Statement
>Cookies Notice
go top