Study Shows Women Sleep Better With Their Dog By Their Side

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Researchers recently found women who share their beds with dogs report less disturbed sleep or insomnia and greater feelings of security and comfort.

The experiment titled, "An Examination of Adult Women's Sleep Quality and Sleep Routines in Relation to Pet Ownership and Bedsharing," studied 962 American women to see how pet ownership impacted their napping.

55% of the ladies participating in the study let at least one of their canines sleep in their bed, 31% of the women shared their bed with a cat.

Here's what the scientists found:

  • Women who shared their bed with a dog said they experienced a more restful sleep.
  • They reported that sleeping next to their pooch was less disruptive than with a human partner.
  • These people went to bed earlier and woke up earlier.
  • The dogs provided stronger feelings of comfort and security.
  • Sleeping with cats were equally as disruptive as human partners