Science Says Having Your Doggo Sleep With You Is Actually A Plus

By Isabella Bull December 5, 2019

Can’t argue with that.

A scientific-and-therefore-highly-reliable study published by Canisius College in New York has proved that napping with a furry companion in your bed actually has a whole lot of health benefits.

The US-based study surveyed a total of 962 women about their sleeping habits.

Fifty-seven per cent of the women surveyed slept with another human, 31 per cent slept with a cat, and 55 per cent slept with a dog in their bed.

The ground-breaking research showed that women who slept with a dog, in comparison with the human or cat, were WAY more likely to have an amazing sleep.

We kind of already knew that due to years of enduring human elbows to the head, flailing limbs and freezing cold feet on our backs… but thanks science.

“Compared with human bed partners, dogs who slept in the owner’s bed were perceived to disturb sleep less and were associated with stronger feelings of comfort and security,” the research said.

Not only that, but women who slept with canines in their beds were more likely to have a regular routine of waking early and sleeping early.

Morning run, anyone?

The perks of snoozing with a cat were awkwardly non-existent in the survey, which said:

“Cats who slept in their owner’s bed were reported to be equally as disruptive as human partners, and were associated with weaker feelings of comfort and security than both human and dog bed partners.” 

If science says so, it must be true.

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