According to a new study by the Mayo Clinic, people who had their dogs sleep in their bedroom - either in their bed or on the ground - slept BETTER. And it didn't matter how big the dog was, or how much it moved during the night.
Have you met my dog? He's 95 pounds. He smells. His breath is awful. He snores. He itches. He snorts. He sighs. He's ADORABLE, but...
The researchers say, "Most people assume having pets in the bedroom is a disruption" (that's me... I'm MOST PEOPLE). The study found that people actually find comfort and a sense of security from sleeping with their pets. And one of the main reasons : "Today, many pet owners are away from their pets for much of the day, so they want to maximize their time with them when they are home."
Sully and I have a great relationship. I come home from work, he barely looks at me. I sit down, he sits on my feet. I feed him, he eats. He goes outside, I wait. I like to talk walks, he's good for about a half mile. He enjoys music, I leave the radio on when I'm not home. I go to bed, he's been asleep for 3 hours already. We have a mutual understanding and respect. I've never been shy about professing my love for sleep or my dog. But they are two separate things!