Study: Snoozing With Your Pooch Improves Sleep

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Study: Snoozing With Your Pooch Improves Sleep Nikki Markovics

Sleeping with your dog may actually be beneficial to your sleep patterns, a study reveals.

Mayo Clinic researches have found a dog’s presence in the bedroom can improve sleep quality.

“Most people assume having pets in the bedroom is a disruption,” Lois Krahn, a sleep medicine specialist at the Center for Sleep Medicine on Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus said in a study’s release. “We found that many people actually find comfort and a sense of security from sleeping with their pets.

 “Today, many pet owners are away from their pets for much of the day, so they want to maximize their time with them when they are home,” Krahn said. “Having them in the bedroom at night is an easy way to do that. And, now, pet owners can find comfort knowing it won’t negatively impact their sleep.”