Two-Thirds of Pet Owners Let Their Pets Sleep in Bed with Them

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There are a ton of pet stories out there right now, because it’s National Pet Month.  But this one caught my attention …

A new poll of 2,000 pet owners found two-thirds of us let our pets sleep in bed with us now.  And 7 in 10 think they actually sleep BETTER with their pet next to them.

58% of people in relationships said they’d rather sleep next to their pet than their significant other.

Two-thirds said one benefit is their pet acting as their alarm clock each morning.

Here are 5 more reasons we let them sleep with us …

1.  Because they’re “part of the family.”  54% agreed with that.

2.  It helps lower your stress and anxiety, 51%.

3.  It’s easier to settle in and fall asleep with them there, 47%.

4.  Your quality of sleep is better, 44%.

5.  It makes you feel more secure at night, 42%.

A separate survey for National Pet Month also found 6 in 10 Millennials and 7 in 10 Gen Zers would rather own pets than have children.