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Is sleeping with your dog bad for your health?

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Is sleeping with your dog bad for your health?

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In the study, it was found that people with dogs in their rooms, but not in their beds, had an 83-percent sleep efficiency level, and people with dogs in their beds had an average sleep efficiency rate of 80 percent.

A recent study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings has found that a dog's sleep position can affect an owner's sleep quality and health.

We investigate.

In the study, it was found that people with dogs in their rooms, but not in their beds, had an 83-percent sleep efficiency level, and people with dogs in their beds had an average sleep efficiency rate of 80 percent. This may not sound alarming, but here’s what a deeper probe revealed:

This arrangement often leads to owners waking up throughout the night compared to their counterparts. This broken sleep is like sleeping for four hours a night and it leaves you grumpy and unable to pay attention.

Today, many pet owners are away from their pets for much of the day, so they want to maximize their time with them when they are home. Having them in the bedroom at night is an easy way to do that. And, now, pet owners can find comfort knowing it won’t negatively impact their sleep as long as their best friend is off the bed.

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