STUDY: Sleeping with your DOG in bed ensures better sleep

STUDY: Sleeping with your DOG in bed ensures better sleep

NordenBladet – Have you heard the saying that dogs don’t belong in bed? A recent Mayo Clinic study shows quite the opposite: sleeping with your dog is good for you. The purpose of the study was to determine whether the dog’s presence in the bedroom disturbs people’s sleep or not.

The study included 40 healthy adults with no sleep problems and dogs at least 6 months old. Participants were studied for 7 days.

The results showed that the participants slept much better with their dog. The size of the pet and their night time movement did not play a role here.

One of the authors of the study was Dr. Lois E. Krahn, who said that people tend to think that pets should not be let in the bedroom because they interfere with our sleep. The results showed that sleeping with a dog is a good idea as it gives us a sense of security and calms us down.

Today’s pace of life and lifestyle have led people to work most of the day, so they come home and see their pets only in the evening. People are often away for the whole day. Therefore, it is understandable that people want to spend as much time as possible with their pet while at home. One way to do this is to sleep together in bed.

Dog owners no longer have to worry about whether or not to allow their pet to bed — sleeping with your dog is good for your health. The better you feel, the happier you are!

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