Do you struggle to get a good nights sleep?
Do you try to be in bed by 10pm but find yourself still scrolling through Instagram at 1.17am?
Do you struggle to remember what being well rested feels like?
But, sleep deprived friends, I have a solution for us all: dogs.
Push your man off the bed and let your puppy sleep beside you instead because a new study has found that women sleep better next to a dog than they do with a human partner.
Because we needed a reason to love cute, furry things more (lol NOT).
Dr. Christy L. Hoffman, a professor at Canisius College, and a team of researchers sought to explore the impacts that pets have on human sleep quality.
The study surveyed 962 adult women in the United States. The majority of participants (57 percent) shared their mattress with a human partner, while 55 percent shared their bed with at least one dog and 31 percent with at least one cat.
The “findings did not show a strong relationship between pet ownership status or bedsharing conditions and sleep quality” overall, BUT – and this is important – it did find that women sleep better with their dog.
Apparently, dogs are less disruptive than human sleeping buddies and also help women feel more comfortable and secure.
Meanwhile, participants reported that cats are just as disruptive as human partners which confirms what we already know: dogs are superior.
A 2017 study conducted by the Mayo Clinic also found that people who sleep with a dog have better sleep, but Hoffman’s study recommends further research into the subject.
Honestly? This is all the evidence I need to kick my partner out of bed. Dogs > humans any day.