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Sleeping with Pets: Is it healthy?

Sleep Health | Last Active: May 21, 2019 | Replies (4)

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@lisalucier

Here are a couple of Mayo Clinic resources on the subject of sleeping with pets:

– A 2017 study on sleeping with dogs https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(17)30486-X/fulltext and a short summation of the findings in lay language https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/are-you-barking-up-the-wrong-tree-by-sleeping-with-your-dog/

– Mayo Clinic 2002 findings on sleeping with pets https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2002-02/mc-dti021402.php

@johnbishop, I thought that @grandmar @amberpep @suerc @sundance6 @artscaping @marylou705 @gldnrtrvrlvr @gailfaith @AgentDarien @petangelkat1 @danybegood1 @karen00 @profnorma might be interested in the article you found, "The downside of sharing your bed with furry friends, https://www.sleep.org/articles/sleeping-with-pets/,"

I'm curious too, as @johnbishop asked, if you have a pet who sleeps on your bed, and if so, if they disturb your sleep at all?

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@lisalucier @johnbishop As soon as I get over laughing at John's kitty post, I will continue. Yes, pets can interfere with romance, especially when they just hang out at the side of the bed and pant. I have always had Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, also known as the "the love sponges" at the dog shows. These dogs were developed in England as companion dogs and that they are. After my neck surgery, Roxie was quite diligent and accepting of my recuperation time in bed. It got so that if I started acting like was actually getting up she would get excited about that opportunity. As I sank back down, she would peer at me with the admonishing look that said, "Are you ever getting up?" When are we going for a walk? Don't think my recuperation would have been quite so comfortable without her.
Be free of suffering today. Save the pain for tomorrow. Chris

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