If anyone argues any differently, you now have science on your side!
By Justyne Yuen-Lee
Does your dog sleep with you?
When I had a dog (RIP Toffee!!), she would usually choose to sleep with my sister. However, on the rare days my sister wouldn’t be home, Toffee slept with me and it made me so happy. She’d curl up close to my body and it was all sorts of comforting. Sometimes though, she’d sleep right in between my legs – how is that comfortable? But the rule is: once a dog falls asleep near or on you, you must not move.
Some people with dogs try to train their pups that the bed is off limits (most attempts fail). Some argue that having a dog sleep in their bed actually disrupts their sleep. However, if your dog is your best friend, you now have science on your side because an American study says, it’s actually good for your health!
That’s right, in a Mayo Clinic study with 40 healthy adults without sleeping disorders, results showed that sleeping with a dog (no matter what size) helped some sleep better!
That’s the type of thing we like to hear from the science community!
Participants, both human and dog, wore activity trackers to track sleeping habits for seven nights while sleeping in the same room. Best research project ever!
According to a CTV article, in America, there are over 40 million households that have a dog. 63% of these households claim that they see their dog as another member of the family.