Thumbs up to Sleeping with a Dog


Previous articles have stated sleeping with a dog may not be good for you due to disturbance issues, but according to a new Mayo Clinic study your four-legged friend does not worsen your sleep. The study included 40 adults, all of which slept with a dog in their bed or elsewhere in the bedroom. All humans and canines involved wore motion-tracking devices for seven nights, and humans answered questions about their quality of sleep and where their dogs spent the night. On average, people with dogs in their rooms (but not on their beds) maintained 83% sleep efficiency – a comparison of time spent asleep to total time in bed (80% is considered satisfactory). Read article here!

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