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Move Over Men! Women Sleep Better With Their Dogs

Women who share their beds with dogs have a better night of zzz’s…true story!

If you want to know another secret to get rid of those dreadful circles under their eyes, besides massacre, try inviting your best friend to bed. No, not the guy friend but the four-legged, furry type!  According to a study published this month in the Journal of the International Society of Anthrozoology, women who lay down with their dogs get a better night’s sleep compared to women who sleep with a cat or another human by their side.

The study, “An Examination of Adult Women’s Sleep Quality and Sleep Routines in Relation to Pet Ownership and Bedsharing,” surveyed the sleep impact of nearly 1,000 women in the United States. Fifty-five percent of women shared their bed with at least one dog, 31%  slept with at least one cat, and 57% shared their bed with a human partner. Results showed that women who slept with their dogs reported less nights of disturbed sleep and greater feels of security and comfort. On the other hand, women who slept with cats reported more disturbing nights of sleep that could be as “disruptive as human partners.”