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 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.
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.
“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.”
h/t Canisius College