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Study shows effects of sleeping with pets at night

Are you the type of person whose pet sleeps with you at bedtime? 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.

Fifty-five percent of the woman participating in the study let at least one of their dogs sleep in their bed, 31 percent 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, according to the study “dogs have an innate ability to comfort us and help us sleep soundly without disturbing us.”

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Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic ALT section, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, and can now be heard 6-9am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff at 88.7 The Pulse.



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