Women Sleep Better With Dogs By Their Side Than Other People

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A new study by Researchers at Canisius College was able to successfully find the positive effects that sleeping with dogs provides to women.

The study took a sample size of 962 women in the U.S. and first determined who their regular sleeping partners were:

  • Of this sample, more than half of the women (55%) slept with at least one dog, while 31% of the sample size admit to sleeping with at least one cat by their side.
  • The sample size included 548 women who say that they regularly sleep with another human.
  • Only 7% of the study involved females who slept with both dogs and cats.

Dog owners sleep better than cat owners.

The study found that dog owners with no cats were more prone to go to bed earlier, and to wake earlier in the morning. This is due to cats seemingly being more prone to disrupt sleep.

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Women with dogs versus women who sleep with human partners.

When comparing the sleep of women with dogs who didn’t sleep with human partners, to women who slept with both, researchers found this:

“Compared with human bed partners, dogs who slept in the owner’s bed were perceived to disturb sleep less and were associated with stronger feelings of comfort and security.”

Essentially, from the sample of women who slept with both a human and dog partner compared to the sample of women who slept with a dog(s), the women who slept with a human partner were disrupted less in their sleep.

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Additionally, women cat owners were compared to women with cats who also slept with human partners. The study found that cats were as disruptive as human partners.

“Conversely, cats who slept in their owner’s bed were reported to be equally as disruptive as human partners, and were associated with weaker feelings of comfort and security than both human and dog bed partners.”

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h/t Canisius College