(CNN) - It appears our country is going to the dogs - and the cats!
Americans own about 78 million dogs and 86 million cats, and many owners claim to sleep with their pets.
Doctors say although they can keep you warm at night, sleeping with you pets can cause allergies and put you at risk for certain diseases, like Lyme disease.
It can also affect your sex life and interrupt your sleep patterns.
But most pet owners agree, there's a certain element of companionship they enjoy by sharing their bed with the family pet.
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