Pets in bed are good for sleep
Breathe a sigh of relief for all animal lovers who let their pets sleep in the bed. According to a new US study, cats, dogs and co. in bed are said to be conducive to sleep. The basis is a survey of people who shared or share the bed with their animal friends.
Many pet owners find pets in bed have a positive effect on sleep – Shutterstock/Kati-Molin
During the day, dogs and cats are man’s best friends and prefer not to leave his side. At night it looks different in the eyes of some pet owners – their opinion: Pets do not belong in the bed. Researchers at the Mayo Sleep Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, disagree.
Pets in bed ensure a positive sleep effect
In the end, every pet owner has to decide for themselves whether pets in bed are a no-go or not. However, the new study makes a few arguments in the direction of per cat or dog in bed. A total of 150 people were asked whether they sleep in the presence of their dogs or cats.
56 respondents said they let their pets sleep in the bed – only 20 percent said they were woken up at night by the pet. A total of 41 percent said that their animal bedmates make it easier for them to sleep. Almost everyone said that having pets in bed makes them feel safe and secure.
Singles in particular like pets in bed
Not only, but especially singles spoke very positively about pets in bed, says Dr. Lois Krahn, author of the study: “People who sleep alone, not necessarily single, even those whose partner is often away and works at night, for example, particularly emphasize the advantages of being together in bed and in the bathroom.” It is understandable that dogs and cats in bed trigger good feelings for animal lovers – after all, people spend a lot of time in bed and at the same time want to spend a lot of time with their beloved four-legged friends.
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