|Cats are sleep specialists|
I take my cat Sibol to bed with me every night. She sleeps on my chest or curled up in my arms. If I wake with racing thoughts and my body nearly twitching with energy, I stroke her and focus on the feel of her fur and the sound of her purring. It's not just that it's nice to have the cat there, petting an animal causes a release of oxytocin in both of us. She purrs louder as a result and I get enough calming effect to help me stay in bed and continue petting her. The cycle continues as long as it takes to get me back to sleep.
This doesn't just benefit me. Because of my disability my medical expenses are paid for by Medicare. My cat costs the government nothing, but can save anywhere from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars in prescriptions and hospitalizations.
Joanne Shortell, Maeve's Service Human
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