As a new parent, I am now subject to having another man, albeit a little one, sleep with me in my bed each night. This is partly due to the fact that his mother is generously breast feeding him. I actually do not believe that I slept with my parents during my infant years, since I remember being in a crib when I was one or two years old, but since I was breast fed, I may have to inquire with my mother the logistics of such an arrangement. Anyhow, I am happy to have him here, next to me in bed each night. He is fairly quiet and from what I have read parents are allowed more sleep when co-sleeping than when an infant is remotely located, since they cry often and someone has to get out of bed to feed them. There are apparently a number of benefits for parent and child in a bed sharing arrangement, and I have found a number of informative articles with research references for those of us whom wish to delve deeper into the science of infant sleep, attachment formation, and bed sharing.