Study: Women sleep better with dogs by their side

Dogs are better than humans!

According to a recent study, women slept better next to dogs than their significant others, published this month by researchers at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.

962 women living in the U.S.were interviewed, 55 percent of them shared the bed with at least one dog and 31 percent of them shared the bed with at least one cat.

The study revealed that 57 percent of the women shared the bed with a human partner. Dogs were less likely to wake their owners in the middle of the night than cats and humans.

The study also found that both cats and humans were both disruptive to the women's sleep cycle and provided them with lesser feelings of comfort and security than dogs.

The dog owners also said earlier sleep and wake times than cat owners and participants without pets.

"Dog ownership and its associated responsibilities may cause individuals to adhere to a stricter routine," researchers said. "Keeping to a consistent sleep schedule may be beneficial to dog owners."

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