It looks like it is safe and that is the reason why so many people are not aware of it. Parasites are more common then we actually think and that is what makes sleeping with your pet bad. And there is a big chance that you might get infected of the parasites because they can be transmitted to humans and with that will come along with disease.
If you want to keep a pet you should understand that that is a huge responsibility and you will need to have some free time in order to feed it, bathe it and to clean the waste. Also what is of a big importance is to keep your pet in good health and you will need to do deworming. You can visit the vet for more details and he will explain everything to you. Just like you are visiting the doctor you should visit a vet for your pet more often too, not only when it gets sick.