Study says women sleep better with dogs in their bed

In this Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, photo Lauren Ray pets her 9-month-old dog Bear in her Milwaukee home. Ray says she is happy to hear Petco is announcing Tuesday, Nov. 13, that it plans to stop selling dog and cat food and treats with artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, both online and at its 1,500 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico by May 2019. She feeds her dog organic food and hopes Petco's change will help her find more varieties at a convenient location. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)

New Orleans, LA . — Ladies, having your dog sleep with you could be the key to a great night’s sleep, and that’s according to science.

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 slumber.

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

Research shows that while cats and human partners were “disruptive,” dogs were peaceful bed companions. Unlike humans and cats, “dogs have an innate ability to comfort us and help us sleep soundly without disturbing us.”

According to CBS News, female dog owners go to bed earlier and keep a stricter sleep schedule.

 

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