A new study, however, warns snuggling up with your pups in the same bed may comprise on your sleep quality.
According to the study, sleeping with dogs aids some people having sound sleep, no matter if they’re snoozing with a small schnauzer or napping with a Great Dane.
With this in mind, researchers at the Mayo Clinic chose to look into the effect of dogs on sleep quality, recruiting 40 healthy adults without a sleep disorder to take part with their pets. Today, many teachers suffer from not being able to spend more time with their ball of hair, especially during the day.
Many of us have believed that pets don’t belong in the bedroom, or that having them nearby will wreck our sleep… and according to this research, that’s not the case. Subjects and their Dogs wore action trackers to track their dozing propensities for seven evenings.
The findings were published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
The results revealed that sleeping with dogs helped some people to sleep better, despite the breed of dog.
‘Most people assume having pets in the bedroom is a disruption, ‘ explains Dr Krahn.
The researchers suggest that sleeping with pets brings comfort and a sense of security to people, helping them to sleep easy.
Sleeping with your pet in same bedroom was determined to be fine.
The researchers believe that the benefits of letting your pets sleep in the same room are down to a sense of comfort and security. “And, now, pet owners can find comfort knowing it won’t negatively impact their sleep”, she added.
They are also less likely to require feeding at night, a study found.
Lead author Dr Jodi Mindell from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, said: “One main reason is that they are more likely to self-soothe to sleep”.
This contradicts guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which recommends babies sleep in the same room as their parents for at least the first six months to reduce their risk of sudden infant death syndrome.