There is no doubt Americans love their dogs. According to American veterinary association more than 40 million households have dogs. Among them 63% consider them as their family. But most of them keep them away during night for fear of sacrificing sleep quality.
Most people assume that having dogs in their bedroom is an interruption to their sleep. –says Lois Krahn, MD, a sleep medicine specialist.
We found that many people actually find comfort and a sense of security from sleeping with their pets.
The study titled the effect of dogs on human sleep is in the home sleep environment offers this plain spoken goal states that a dog in bed or bedroom disturbs sleep.
It makes a difference whether the dog sleeps in bed or bedroom. People with dogs in the bed suffer from sleeplessness than compared to people who sleep away from dogs.
But the study itself is a sample sized. None of the dogs were under 6 months old. So don’t expect a sound sleep with a puppy bouncing off the bedroom walls.
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. Anyways, there is one admonition. Don’t let your canines crawl under the bed sheet with you. The sleep benefit extends only to having dogs in your bedroom, not in your bed. According to the study, adults who nestled up to their pups in bed sacrificed quality sleep.
The final conclusion is “A dog’s presence in the bedroom may not be disruptive to human sleep, as was previously suspected.”