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08th Sep 2019

Research proves that sleeping beside your dog has some pretty great side effects

Science says so

Olivia Hayes

Doggy lovers, rejoice!

If you love cuddling your dog before you go to sleep, you’re not alone.

For most of us, they’re a best friend in pup-form, so having them by your side can completely settle you.

And it seems like it’s the same for when you’re snoozing, because scientists believe that sleeping with your dog helps you relax and have a better sleep.

The Mayo Clinic conducted the study to initially find out if a dog disturbs a person when they’re in dream land.


It observed 40 individuals that were healthy and didn’t have any sleep problems, and all dogs were more than six months old.

The findings showed that no matter how big or small the dog was, or how much it moved around during the night, every person had a better sleep with them there.

“Most people assume having pets in the bedroom is a disruption,” the Mayo Clinic’s Lois Krahn said.

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“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.”

Hell yes to ALL of this.