It’s the news dog-lovers everywhere will rejoice at.
If you ever feel bad about letting your dog sleep in bed with you, then you can relax.
A recent study was carried out by the Mayo Clinic to discover whether or not the presence of a dog disturbs people when they’re fast asleep.
Forty healthy participants with no sleep-related issues were observed, along with dogs who were no younger than six-months-old.
What the study found was that every participant slept measurably better with their dog in their room – it didn’t matter about the dog’s size, nor how much they moved around in the night.
“Most people assume having pets in the bedroom is a disruption,” the Mayo Clinic’s Lois Krahn said.
“We found that many people actually find comfort and a sense of security from sleeping with their pets.
“Today, many pet owners are away from their pets for much of the day, so they want to maximize their time with them when they are home.
“Having them in the bedroom at night is an easy way to do that.
And, now, pet owners can find comfort knowing it won’t negatively impact their sleep.”
And as we all know, the better the sleep, the more health benefits we reap!