Turns out man’s best friend provides a HUGE benefit for women!
Dogs are the number one pet with over 25% of the global population having owned a dog at some point. In fact Argentina (82%), Mexico (81%) and Brazil (76%) have the highest rates of pet ownership – with dogs being at the top of the list. Bet did you know data has shown it seems women who share their bed with a dog get the best sleep.
There are multiple benefits not only. do they provide companionship, they provide other benefits. Dogs keep you active, help you become calmer and make you more social. The improve the lives of kids and older individuals. A portion of pet owners sleep with their pets. Exploring the realm of sleep and pet owners, researchers to discover the data if it has effects on humans.
Scientists from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York found the answer, publishing their findings in Anthrozoös, a journal studying human-animal interactions. While it’s known sleeping next to humans provides some positive and negative effects, much less is known about the benefits and hazards of sleeping with your pet. Until now.
The researchers surveyed over 962 women who reside in the U.S., gathering data on their sleeping patterns and partners, specifically looking for information regarding the relationship between pet ownership and sleep. More than half, 57 percent, of participants slept with humans, 55 percent of them with dogs, and 31 percent of them with cats. Dog owners demonstrated earlier bed times and earlier wake up times, surprising everyone but dog owners, because we’ve all been awoken by a stray paw in the face just before your alarm clock rings.
Compared to human partners, dogs provided more security and comfort, and also disturbed women less as they slept. Sorry boyfriends and girlfriends, dogs are cuter and also quiet. Cats got the worst end of the deal, with the study finding them just as disruptive as human partners and less comforting than any other companion.
Science now supports the fact that there are no better cuddlers than a sleepy dog. Dog owners have known this all along, now they just have the chance to show it off to their germaphobe friends, proving to them that there’s a reason why they’re always covered in hair.