According to science, it's actually better to sleep next to a dog than a man
Ah sleep, there really is nothing we love more than you!
And today we learned a very interesting (scientific) fact about sleep.
A new study has found that women sleep better when they share their bed with a dog, rather than a man.
Apparently, human partners and cats can be disruptive... WE KNEW IT!
Dr. Christy L. Hoffman, a professor in Animal Behaviour, Ecology, and Conservation at Canisius College in New York conducted a study tracking sleeping behaviour.
The focus of the study was to assess the affect that pets have on a woman's sleeping pattern.
Some of the findings were extremely interesting.
It was found that women who share their beds with dogs reported better, more restful sleep.
And we're not at all surprised.
The study also noted that dogs were less disruptive than human partners and were associated with stronger feelings of comfort and security.
Again, WE KNEW IT!
Dr. Hoffman told the lovely folks at Broadly Hoffman that the "keyword here is perception, this study is based on individuals self-reporting how they feel their sleep is affected"
She also highlighted that it is "important to note that this is based on aggregated data and an average of responses, so getting a dog won't solve everyone's sleep problems."