This is probably going to sound like a really stupid problem. We have always let our dogs sleep with us in our bed and I really love it, especially Heidi. I love resting my feet on her and having her wake me up with sweet little kisses like she always does. I've been diagnosed a while back with a muscle disease called Polymyalgia, and although it isn't serious, you don't die from it, it is chronic and causes me a lot of pain, especially at night. I am realizing more and more that I can't sleep with a dog in the bed anymore. I need to be able to stretch out my legs and cannot sleep at a funny angle. I am getting hardly any sleep and then feeling awful the next day. Last night I laid awake for three hours. If there is no dog on the bed, I sleep much better. Heidi is 12 today and she has slept with us since she was a puppy. I have to lift her up on the bed now and she comes and whines when she wants me to. I just hate, at this point in her life, to start a new rule "no dogs on the bed," but I just can't get any sleep. I know this is silly, but I am feeling really guilty.