A recent survey by sleep brand Silentnight found that 62% of pet owners share their bed with their cat or dog, with nearly one third doing so every night. However, experts warn that sharing a bed with pets can increase the risk of infection and illness, especially for those with weak immune systems. Parasitic mites and ticks carried by dogs can cause serious health problems, including Lyme disease.
Additionally, sharing a bed with pets can disrupt sleep patterns and cause animals to overheat. Setting ground rules and being aware of the risks can help ensure safe and comfortable sleeping arrangements for both humans and their furry companions.