Who pleads GUILTY?
In our home, spooning time means wartime between the humans to see who’s the chosen one :)
A study reveals that women sleep better with a dog next to them. But did you know this? We sleep better with a dog than with our partners.
How was the study conducted?
" We collected survey data online from 962 adult women living in the United States to investigate relationships between pet ownership and human sleep.
55% of participants shared their bed with at least one dog and 31% with at least one cat. In addition, 57% of participants shared their bed with a human partner.
It is possible that pet ownership contributed to the high global PSQI (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index) scores we observed, especially since all but 7% of participants resided with dogs and/or cats. Other measures included in this study indicate that dogs and cats, and where they sleep, may indeed affect sleep habits and perceptions of sleep quality.
Dog owners had earlier bedtimes and wake times than individuals who had cats but no dogs. Compared with human bed partners, dogs who slept in the owner’s bed were perceived to disturb sleep less and were associated with stronger feelings of comfort and security.
Conversely, cats who slept in their owner’s bed were reported to be equally as disruptive as human partners and were associated with weaker feelings of comfort and security than both human and dog bed partners. "
It is important to keep in mind that these studies are still preliminary. It is still necessary to add other conditions and evaluate other parameters.
But what does it matter? My dog is one of the most important things in my life.
And this study just makes me more certain that I have made the right decision to let him sleep in my bed since he was a baby. Against all the advice of people who told me I was giving him a bad education.
Who cares? We are happy together :)