A dog in the bedroom can help you get a better sleep


According to the American Veterinary Association, more 40 million Americans - or almost 37 percent of households - have a family dog and 63 percent consider their dogs to be members of their family.

The International Business Times said that 63 percent of pet owners consider their dogs to be part of the family. A recent study was released by the Mayo Clinic in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings about having pets in the bedroom at night. Although, there's a catch. For this research, they had an observation on the selected healthy adults, as no one of participants was having any sleeping disorder as well as their dogs should be of more than five months of a period. They put accelerometers on both the dogs and the owners for seven nights for the study and then determined the results. This is when the researchers were stunned to discover that having a pet in the room actually improved sleep because it provided a sense of comfort and security while pets in bed actually lowered the quality of sleep. In fact, Krahn said that dog-lovers catching zzz's with their bud ended up suffering from not-so-great sleep.

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.

Thus, the study concluded that the sleep benefit extends only when you have your dogs in the bedroom but not in your bed.

Mayo Clinic researchers conducted a study to see whether a dog's presence in the bedroom would disturb a person's sleep.

'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.

It turns out that letting your pets sleep in your bedroom isn't just a nice treat for them - it's good for you, too. "And, now, pet owners can find comfort knowing it won't negatively impact their sleep", she added. Younger puppies have more energy and thus might be problematic if they let into the bedroom at night. Though that is considered a satisfactory score, people with dogs in their beds woke up more throughout the night than those whose dogs slept elsewhere.