25/04/2012 12:07 BST | Updated 25/04/2012 13:27 BST

Pets In Bed: Britain Loves Sleeping With Their Animal Companions (READER PICTURES)

Dog hairs in the bed might sound unsavoury but with a new survey suggesting one in five pet owners take their pets to bed, it seems that petting in the bedroom is definitely du jour.

Around 4.4m cats and dogs are enjoying the comfort of their owner’s bed at night, with men just as likely as women to dream alongside Rover.

However, older pet owners might prefer to sleep solo, as the survey, commissioned by the Duvet and Pillow Warehouse, showed that though half of 18-24 year olds surveyed would be happy to sleep with their pet, just 17% of 55-64-year-olds would consider a nap with a cat.

During National Pet Month, the Huffington Post UK asked you to send pictures of you sleeping with pets. Take a look at your very own stars: coming soon to a pillow near you.