We’ve got some news that will make all of your pup’s dreams come true. According to a new Mayo Clinic study, you can officially take the doggy gate off your bedroom door.
People assume having dogs in the bedroom is a nightmare for sleep disruption, but according to sleep medicine specialist and study author Dr. Lois Krahn, “Many people actually find comfort and a sense of security from sleeping with their pets.”
The study examined the sleep of 40 healthy adults and their dogs over five months. Participants (and their dogs) wore activity trackers to track their sleeping habits for seven nights.
The result? Whether he’s a chihuahua or a great dane, sleeping with dogs helps people sleep better.
But one rule still applies: Fido shouldn’t crawl under the covers. The sleep benefit extends only to having dogs in your bedroom ─ not your bed. Adults who snuggled up to their pups in bed did sacrifice quality sleep.
Still, the news is setting tails wagging. We can already hear Buster moving his dog bed down the hall.