Photo Courtesy of Dr. Jennifer Ashton (NEW YORK) — Millions of Americans have dogs and these beloved pets are often considered families’ four-legged fur babies. But researchers at the Mayo Clinic are now investigating whether dogs should be sleeping in the bedroom with their owners.
A small study followed 40 adult dog owners, using activity trackers to monitor the humans’ and dogs’ sleeping patterns over seven nights. The results? Having a pup in the bedroom doesn’t seem to disrupt owners’ sleep.
But there’s one catch: The study suggests that owners who actually share their beds with their dog may experience a decrease …read more