4. Dogs in bed alleviate depression and make you happy
Numerous studies show that people suffering from depression feel better when they have a dog by their side – man’s most loyal friend. The reason for this is obvious: dogs convey the ideal of unconditional love to people. This makes it easier for sufferers to accept themselves and work on themselves. The cuddle hormone oxytocin released when you stroke it also makes you happy – and people feel accepted and happy. If the dog sleeps in bed, it ensures an even closer bond between the owner and the dog – the depression is alleviated.