Having trouble sleeping? Don’t want to try medication or purchase a new mattress? Maybe a dog is the solution.
Researchers at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY published a study showing for women the best bed partner for sleeping is a dog. So maybe if you are having trouble sleeping you should get a dog?
There are many studies on the health benefits of owning pets. They provide companionship and combat loneliness, they provide a sense of purpose, they make us feel safe, they keep us on a schedule (feeding, walking etc.) and now apparently they help us sleep.
962 US Women interviewed:
- 55% share their bed with one or more dogs
- 31% share their bed with one or more cats
- 57% share their bed with a human partner
Dogs were less likely to wake their owners during the night than cats or humans.
Even the Mayo Clinic found that males or females who slept with a dog in the bedroom (but not on the bed) were better rested than those of us without pets.
Dogs the Best Sleep Partner! #HealthStatus
The study found that both cats and humans were equally disruptive to women’s sleep and provided them with fewer feelings of comfort and security than dogs.