While it’s tempting to snuggle up with your furry friend in bed, be careful not to get too committed to sleeping with 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.
This Wednesday, February 20, is National Love Your Pet Day, so show your pet some love and give them the gift of having their own pet bed. 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.
3 Reasons Your 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). 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 mattress. Whether you are in need of a large dog bed or a small dog bed, 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 accidents and of course all that pet hair, your bed will become a mess of debris and bacteria if your pet is sleeping with you. 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 can sneaky particles can stick to your pet’s fur or 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!
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.
To get you started on your search for the best pet bed, check out Mattress Firm’s selection of pet beds and accessories.
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