A recent Queensland study has revealed that people who sleep with their pets in their bed receive a better night’s sleep than those who sleep with a partner. Researchers at Central Queensland University conducted a study involving 13,000 people into human sleep behaviours and patterns. Expert Professor Drew Dawson said results determined that seventy percent of participants were regularly woken at night;
“Partners were more likely to be disruptive than pets, and particularly people reporting partners who snored and partners who got up to go to the toilet and therefore turned the lights on.”
Sleeping with dogs is a popular form of one-on-one time and bonding. According to a recent survey of pet owners, nearly half of all dogs sleep with their owner’s; the survey showed that 62% of small dogs, 41% of medium-sized dogs and 32% of large dogs sleep with their human friends on a nightly basis. Further research has also shown that most pet lovers will not kick Fifi or Fido out of bed if they find their dog is causing them allergy or other health problems.
It would seem our dogs are our very best friends, in sleep as they are in life!