Is there anything better than crawling into bed at the end of a long day with your precious doggo?
Their little snores. Those little stretches. That slight… dog smell.
OK, I’ll be honest – it’s not always ideal.
My bed definitely contains far more dog hair than it should and I’m woken up at the crack of dawn more often than not.
But regardless of how much my Dachshund wiggles around and wakes me up at 6am to go outside, there’s just something so calming about sharing a bed with him.
It’s a practice I highly recommend – and it turns out science does too.
According to a new study published by researchers at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, sleeping with your dog in the bed is actually pretty damn good for you.
In the study released earlier this month, researchers surveyed 962 women living in the United States about their sleeping habits.
57 per cent of the women surveyed slept with another human, while 31 per cent slept with a cat and 55 per cent slept with a dog.
But here’s where things get interesting. According to the study, women who slept with a dog compared to a human or a cat were more likely to have a restful night.
Yep, sleeping with dog provides a more restful experience than sleeping with a human does.
“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,” the study said.
This is why we love dogs so much. Post continues below.