Women sleep better with dogs by their sides, study suggests

Posted at 11:09 AM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 14:29:10-05

Come on, let Fido up on the bed — you could get a better night's sleep as a result.

Researchers say women who share their beds with dogs get a better night's rest.

According to the study in the Journal of the International Society for Anthrozoology, female dog owners reported less disturbed sleep while also experiencing greater feelings of comfort and security.

It's important to note, however, these results are based on self-reported data and not an objective measure.

But bad news, cat owners: the study found women who slept side-by-side with their feline friends did not report the same sleep benefits.