Last year, researchers from the Center For Sleep Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, have released a study reporting that half of the people who had consultations at sleep were pet owners who were woken up in the middle of night by their furry friends.
However, recently a new study is released indicating that pet owners who cuddle, hug their cats or dogs before sleeping, get better sleep. Researches conducted a survey on 150 patients asking about their sleeping habits, things they do before tucking to bed. They found that patients who share their beds with their cats and/or dogs feel more safe and secured, thus, sleep well at night. These patients were the ones who visited the Canter For Sleep Medicine. The researchers found that about 56 per cent of the survey participants share their beds with their cats or dogs or both kinds.
Only 20 per cent reported that they don’t sleep well because of their furry friends wake them up and around 41 per cent said that sharing their beds with their pets actually helped them sleep better. The reason behind this is due to the pet’s presence in the bedrooms, it is said that it relaxes them and makes them feel loved and secured. Those individuals who sleep alone without a human partner say that they feel extremely secured and sleep well when sharing their beds with their pets.
10 per cent of pet-owners who attended the clinic’s sleep center in 2013 partly blamed their animals for their problems.
How about you? Do you allow your pets to share beds with you? What is your sleeping pattern? Let us know and don’t forget to share this with your friends!