​Letting Your Dog Sleep On Your Bed Is Key To A Good Night's Sleep, Study Says

According to a study, sleeping next to your dog can ensure you have a better night's sleep.

The dog owners among us will be well-aware of the joys of sleeping next to a beloved pooch, with their occasional face licking, snoring and wriggles a small price to pay for the cuteness of seeing them sprawled out on your duvet.

But still, we love when scientific evidence proves what we've known all along.

Letting your dog sleep in your bed might actually be good for you. Credit: Pixabay
Letting your dog sleep in your bed might actually be good for you. Credit: Pixabay

A study entitled "An Examination of Adult Women's Sleep Quality and Sleep Routines in Relation to Pet Ownership and Bedsharing" examined 962 women living in the USA to see how pet ownership impacted sleep.

It found 55 per cent of participants let at least one of their dogs sleep in their bed, while 31 per cent shared their bed with at least one cat.

Over half of the participants let a pet snooze in their bed. Credit: Pexels
Over half of the participants let a pet snooze in their bed. Credit: Pexels

According to the study, 57 per cent of participants also shared their bed with their human partner.

The research said that while cats and human partners were "disruptive", dogs were a dream to share a bed with.

Cats were apparently 'disruptive' to sleep with. Credit: Pexels
Cats were apparently 'disruptive' to sleep with. Credit: Pexels

Whether you have an enormous guard dog who snoozes at the foot of your bed, or a small dachshund who curls up beside you underneath the covers, it seems that dogs have an innate ability to comfort us and help us sleep soundly without disturbing us.

Unlike human partners and cats (hey, that's what the study says).

Words by: Deborah Cicurel

Featured Image Credit: Pexels

Rachel Andrews

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