A new Mayo Clinic study reveals that hitting the hay with your dog promotes a better night’s sleep. These findings contradict earlier studies that suggested sleeping with your pets might disturb your shut-eye.
According to this most recent study, a higher percentage of participants reported that having their pet in bed helped them sleep better, gave them a feeling of companionship, and made them feel more relaxed. As the study’s authors wrote, this is noteworthy, given that quality of sleep is linked to both physical and mental relaxation. (Ohhh, that’s why my dog lays on my feet!) So, not only do our pets keep us warm on a cold night, but they appear to give us peace of mind, too!
We did a little “research” of our own for some more “proof.” Just take a look at these happily snuggling snoozers:
1. Your dog can be little spoon.
2. Your dog can be big spoon.
3. Or your dog can, like, flop on top of you and then you don’t even need covers.
4. You and your dog can always binge on Netflix as you fall asleep.
5. And Face-to-Butt works great as long as you don’t take it personally and flatulence is kept to a STRICT minimum.
No matter how you choose to cuddle up with your best furry friend, you can rest easy knowing that a great night’s sleep is just a lovin’ spoon(ful) away. No matter where you guys snuggle.