A survey revealed that women who have dogs sleeping next to them tend to have a better sleep than those who sleep with their human partners. Women sleeping with dogs are less likely to wake up at night as there is a more sense of security.
A team of Researchers at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, conducted a survey in which 962 U.S. women were interviewed. Surprisingly, 55% of them claimed to share bed with at least one dog. However, 31% of the interviewed women sleep with at least one cat. In addition, 57% of these women answered “Yes” in response to the question asked about sleeping with their human partners.
Moreover, the Researchers were shocked after discovering that dogs provide a better comfort to women during their sleep as compared to cats and humans. Women who sleep next to dogs are less likely to be woken up in the middle of the night by their pup when compared to cats and humans. There is only difference between the disruption caused by cats and humans, they are almost equal. Both the cats and humans fail to provide them with fewer feelings of comfort and security. On the other hand, dogs are really good at this.
Moreover, people who are used to spend their time mostly in company of humans and animals find it pretty scary and uncomfortable when they have to be alone in bed. Therefore, sleeping next to your pup gives you immense amount of security. Moving further, the researchers explain the dog ownership and sense of responsibility associated with it. Dog owners must adhere to earlier sleep and wake up times whereas cat owners or people without pets can follow a more lenient schedule.
Nonetheless, dog owners can easily keep up to this tight schedule with consistency as sleeping with dogs enable them to have uninterrupted sleep. Not only this, a more accurate study was conducted by Mayo Clinic in Arizona. It published that a couple that sleep with a dog in their room experience more rest and relaxation than people who did not.
However, there were some points different from the previous study. It stated that having a sleep next to your dog in bed is sounder and comforting than making your dog sleep in any other place in your room which can result in disturbance.