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3 Reasons You Shouldn't Sleep In the Same Bed As Your Pet

While it can be tempting to snuggle up with your furry friend in bed, it's important to establish clear boundaries when it comes to sleeping in the same bed as your pet. Although they may make an excellent little spoon (or big spoon — hey, we're not here to judge), your pet can be a big sleep disruptor and prevent you from getting the quality night of sleep you deserve.

Trust us — we know those puppy dog eyes are hard to say no to, but here are a few things to consider before saving your pet a spot in your own sleep space rather than in their own pet bed.

3 Reasons You Shouldn't Sleep In the Same Bed as Your Pet

1. No More Silent Nights

Forget having the bed to yourself. Sharing your sleep space with your canine or feline only means one thing: less room for you. With twitches and kicking, your pet can end up moving around your bed all night. Animals, especially the older ones, are also prone to snoring, turning your silent night into a sleepless night.

Plus, don't forget that outside noises can trigger your pet to respond. Just because it's 2 a.m., doesn't mean that the police sirens will get ignored. Your pet will always be your loud and loyal guardian (even when you're trying to sleep). And, when sleep can make or break your daytime productivity and decision making skills, it's important to do everything you can to ensure you're getting the sleep your body needs to perform at it's best!

So, when your furry friend keeps getting in the way of a quality night's sleep, don't be afraid to invest in your best friend's very own pet bed as well as a bed that fits your sleep needs. Whether you are in need of a large dog bed, a small dog bed or even a luxury mattress of your own, Mattress Firm can help you and your pet find one that is just right!

2. Cleanliness Is Compromised

From allergens such as pollen and dust, to the occasional bathroom accident, to creepy crawlies (ticks and fleas!) and of course all that pet hair, your bed will become a mess of debris and bacteria if your pet is sleeping with you regularly. Even though you may not be allergic to your pet, all furry friends carry a number of allergens. During a walk or potty break, these sneaky particles can stick to your pet's fur and paws and ultimately end up in your bed.

Let's face it — washing bedding is an annoying chore (and we probably don't do it as often as we should), so make it easier on yourself and keep your pet off of your mattress. (And, with Mattress Firm's selection of the best washable dog beds, your pet can enjoy a clean bed just like you.)

But, if you choose to let your furry friend sleep with you on occasion, be sure to wash your bedding even more often to keep the allergens and pet hair away, and if you tend to make a habit of snuggling with your furry best friend, consider investing in a mattress protector to extend the life of your bed.

3. The Best Bed Is Their Own Bed

Although pets can be the perfect snuggle buddy, sleeping separately is for the best. You will sleep more soundly knowing that your furry friend is snug in their own bed. Besides, who says you can't sleep in the same room?

Once you decide to upgrade your pet's sleeping arrangements, you may be surprised at the number of options to choose from. From a memory foam pet mattress to a washable dog bed, it won't take long to find the perfect fit for your pet. So, don't sacrifice your snooze. Show your pet some love, and treat them to the quality sleep they deserve.

And, don't forget to invest in your very best rest - there's no doubt you deserve a good night's sleep too! To get you started on your search for the best pet bed and best human mattress, check out Mattress Firm's selection of all the best mattress brands at www.mattressfirm.com.

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