Straight up confession? I’ve had my teddy bear since I was three (my sister swears I stole him from her, but, really, I was rescuing him!) and he’s still in my bed every night when I climb in. If you still sleep with your teddy bear (or bunny or duckie or hippo–no animal judging here!) and feel like maybe you’re getting too old to hug a stuffed animal at night, I’ve got 10 reasons why it’s totally okay to still sleep with your teddy bear right here.
Read it through with your fluffy friend, discuss among yourselves, then get back to me with your game plan. I have a feeling that teddy bear of yours will stay by your side. But you know, that’s all up to the two of you.
Knows All Your SecretsThat little guy really does know everything there is to know about you (and always has). You can trust him with anything and he'll never, ever judge. Source: Shutterstock
Because Everybody Does ItA recent study said that 35 percent of adults admitted to sleeping with teddy bears. That's over one in three--and that's only the people who'd fess up! Source: Shutterstock
Who Else Is Going To Protect YouYes, there are monsters under your bed and goblins in the closet. How have you stayed safe all these years? Look no further than your trusty--and very brave--bear! Source: Shutterstock
Hugs (On Your Terms) Are AwesomeI know some people who don't like to hug other people, but even they like to hug teddy bears! It's like, your custom, perfect hug every single time. Source: Shutterstock
He Never SnoresUnlike some people you know (who shall remain unnamed!), this little guy never keeps you up at night with weird noises, and won't yell at you if you make any of your own! Source: Shutterstock
Pack & Go Travel Buddies Are The BestHeading out of town to a new place? You can at least have someone familiar in bed with you--without buying an extra airplane ticket. Score! Source: Shutterstock
Your Morning Breath Doesn't Faze HimOh good morning, dragon breath! Guess who loves you anyway? Your bear. Snuggle, snuggle! Source: Shutterstock
He'll Never Hog The BedEver shared a bed with someone who'd splay their arms and legs out so much that you only had a corner of the bed to yourself? Well, it wasn't your bear! He loves giving you all the space you need. Source: Shutterstock
If You Stop, He'll Be SadDon't you know what happens to our stuffed animals when we neglect them? Didn't you see Toy Story 3? DO YOU HAVE NO HEART?! Source: Shutterstock
Who Wouldn't Want To Wake Up To This FaceWho needs reasons with a face like that? Just look at him! He loves you! Go snuggle him now! Source: Shutterstock
Do you still sleep with a teddy bear? Tell me about it (what’s his name?!) in the comments!