Don't let your dog sleep with you in bed

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"We found that many people actually find comfort and a sense of security from sleeping with their pets", Mayo Clinic sleep medicine specialist Lois Krahn said, CNET.com reported.

The conclusion of this research conducted on the humans and their pets-dogs, gave the final conclusion that the people kept dogs in the same bedroom they used to sleep, are found to have a better sleep quality.

As per the record of the American Veterinary Association, over 40 million Americans have a family dog and of these around 63 percent consider their dogs to be their family. However, many of them still are divided when it comes to having their furry family members sleep with them in the bedroom. This study proves that mere presence of the dog in the bedroom does not affect sleep. The authors of the study concluded that sleep efficiency of the humans was significantly lowered if the dog was on the bed or co-shared the bed compared to simply being in the bedroom.

People assume a dog anywhere in the bedroom can disrupt one's sleep. "Today, many pet owners are away from their pets for much of the day, so they want to maximise their time with them when they are home". Subjects and their dogs wore activity trackers to track their sleeping habits for seven nights.

Oi, stop banning your pets from the bedroom or ordering them downstairs to their little beds in the kitchens when it's time to snooze.

"And, now, pet owners can find comfort knowing it won't negatively impact their sleep'". Having them in the bedroom at night is an easy way to do that.

It's worth noting that the sample size of the study is fairly small at just 40 participants, so perhaps further and larger studies may be needed to confirm the findings.

In short, letting Poochy into your bedroom at night is good. Others argue that it's better for you - and the dog - to sleep apart.

According to researchers, the relationship between humans and their pets have changed over the years, with more and more people wanting to spend as much time as they can with their pets when they get home from work.

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