Do you share your bed with a bed hog — more specifically, a bed hog of the canine variety? These are known to be the worst offenders. They will steal your covers, make you sleep in awkward positions as not to awaken them, they’ll snore, and they’ll wake you up at exactly 6 am each morning, weekends included. Yet, they are impossible to deny. Our dog friends snuggle, they bring warmth and comfort, and offer their silky ears for petting to help you fall asleep. So in truth, canine bed hogs are really just fine.
And if you do share your bed with your dog, you’re in good company. According to a recent survey of pet owners by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), almost half of dogs sleep in their owner’s beds. More specifically, the survey revealed that 32% of large dogs, 41% of medium-sized dogs and 62% of small dogs sleep with their people, and 62% of cats sleep people. It’s not right or wrong to allow your pets to share your bed, it’s simply a matter of personal preference.
For those of you that share your bed with pets and also yearn for a good night’s sleep, two new products are here to help.
The Pleat Sheet
|This new and innovative product solves the problem of the bed hog that steals the sheets. Its patented design features a button closure that opens to reveal extra fabric in the center to ensure you remain covered when your dog takes his place on the bed. The extra fabric can then be neatly buttoned up and tucked away when you make the bed. |
Co-Sleeper® Portable Pet Bunk Bed
Just named one of the top new products at the September 2010 SuperZoo show, a national show for pet retailers, the concept of the Co-Sleeper Portable Bunk Bed was first created for parents of infants. It’s perfect for those that want their pet right by their side, yet need their own space in order to sleep well.
The bed attaches securely to your own bed, putting your dog or cat next to you and at arm’s reach, but in his or her own separate area. It’s available for dogs of all sizes up to 100 lbs, and can accommodate one dog or cat in each “bunk.”
Read more on the topic of sharing your bed with pets at WebMD.com
If you’d like to train your dog to not share your bed or take over other furniture in your home, read Woof Report’s past tip, “Training Tips for Pup-Free Furniture”
Just for fun – The Top 10 Tips for Sleeping with a Dog
Thank you to Michael Quick on flickr for the photo.