Sleeping next to a dog would be more beneficial than sleeping with a human being…


Sleeping next to a dog would be more beneficial for sleep than with a human being, according to an American study whose conclusions we present to you.

At first glance, the analysis might make you smile, but it is very serious! Women would sleep much better with their dogs than in the presence of a human being.


Women would sleep much better with their dogs than with their companions. Photo credit: siriwat sriphojaroen / Shutterstock

At least that is what emerges from a study on human-animal interactions published last November in the United States.

Led jointly by Christy L. Hoffman, Kaylee Stutz and Terrie Vasilopoulos at the College Canisios in Buffalo, this research highlighted the benefits of spending a night with your pet.

To arrive at such conclusions, the researchers conducted a survey of 962 American women to determine the relationship that may exist between nocturnal cohabitation with an animal and the quality of sleep.

Among this selected panel, 55% of the participants shared their bed with at least one dog and 31% with at least one cat.

And the results are astonishing because they show that sleep is much better when you sleep with your pet. How can this be explained? Researchers are beginning to offer some explanations.

Indeed, according to the results of the study, the presence of dogs and cats by our side at night, but also the place where these adorable hairballs sleep, can influence sleep habits and quality.

Women would sleep much better with their dogs than with their companions. Photo credit: Boryana Manzurova / Shutterstock

For example, we learn that dog owners usually go to bed earlier than those without dogs. A rather healthy routine that makes it de facto easier to sleep.

On the other hand, the researchers observed that dogs who slept in the owners’ bed were less perceived by the owners as a disturbing element in their night.

In addition, the presence of an animal reassures the masters, giving them ” stronger feelings of comfort and security “which have a positive effect on the quality of sleep.

However, unlike the company of dogs, the study also shows that sleeping with a cat can be just as disturbing as sleeping with a human being. The unpredictable and independent nature of felines can be the cause.

In short, sleeping with a dog would therefore be less disturbing than sleeping with a human being. From there to saying, ladies, that we must banish your companions from bed, there is only one step that we will not take.

That being said, one does not prevent the other!

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