Scientists have conducted a study to determine whether snoozing with man’s best friend can improve your quality of sleep.
The study included 40 adults with good health, and no sleeping disorders, along with their pups. Both human and dogs wore a device to monitor their sleeping activity for a duration of five-months.
The results showed those who shared their bedroom with their dogs maintained good sleep efficiency.
Additionally, those who cuddled with their doggies experienced a lower quality of sleep, concluding that human-pet sleep benefits only extended as far as having dogs sleep in your bedroom, but not in your bed.
“Most people assume having pets in the bedroom is a disruption,” said Lois Krahn, M.D., sleep medicine specialist and an author of the study. “We found that many people actually find comfort and a sense of security from sleeping with their pets.”
Dr. Krahn believes their findings prove that relationship between people and their pets has changed over time.
“Today, many pet owners are away from their pets for much of the day, so they want to maximize their time with them when they are home,” Krahn said. “Having them in the bedroom at night is an easy way to do that. And, now, pet owners can find comfort knowing it won’t negatively impact their sleep.”
So long as you and your pup aren’t sharing Zzz’s in each other’s arms that is…