Sleeping With Your (Furry) Best Friend Is a Good Thing!

Who knew the remedy to a good night’s sleep has been right next to you the whole time! Your dog! For all the things we know you are already thankful for having them in your life, here’s another benefit of having them around, they can assist to a better night’s sleep.

Now you might very well be thinking to yourself, “well lucky for me, I already do that anyway” and good for you! It just further reaffirms your intelligence of having your little furry friend hanging with you at all times and gives you that much more reason to keep on keeping on!

Learn the science behind why dogs make the best sleep partner’s in the article below. 

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.

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.

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.

A study published by The Royal Society scientific journal found that our furry four-legged friends also struggle to nod off due to their troubles, meaning that once again we have something in common with them.

Looking into dog’s sleeping patterns the study measured how they sleep after positive or negative emotional experiences, like being called a good boy and having their head scratched, or being approached by a stranger, before they caught 40 winks.

As you’d expect, like us, doggos were found to have a restless night’s sleep, tossing and turning following the negative experience. On the other hand, a positive experience prior to bed enabled them to have a more consistent sleep.

Once again it’s glaringly evident that dogs are the friends and companions in our lives we don’t deserve but definitely need.

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