More people prefer to sleep with their pet than with their partner.
They may not object to being in the doghouse now.
According to a new study, pet owners prefer sleeping with their dogs to sleeping with their partners.
According to the poll, which was conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by mattress giant Sealy, 66 percent of American pet owners allow their beloved pets to lie in their beds, while 58 percent of couples prefer to share a bed with their furry friends rather than their significant others.
Slightly more than half (51%) said it helped them cope with stress and worry, while 42% said it made them feel safe in bed.
A good night's sleep is critical to our entire health and well-being, Sealy's senior vice president of marketing, Brent Pfister, told South West News Service. As this study shows, co-sleeping with pets can provide a sense of security and can make it easier for people and their pets to settle in for bedtime; however, many people sleeping with their pets experience interrupted nighttime sleep, and thus may be sacrificing overall sleep quality as well as some of the more physical benefits gained from a good night's sleep.
But it's not surprising, given that over 80% of pet owners surveyed claimed they treat their pets like humans and that 54% of pet owners considered their lovable animals to be family members.
Pet owners reported that their sleep was disrupted two nights a week on average because of their cute pets' restlessness, despite feeling reassured and relaxed next to their four-legged friends. And 62% blamed their pets for making them feel hot.
Despite the possibility of minor disturbances if their pets go missing in the night, two-thirds of those polled believe their pet's internal clock is better than their own, and they regularly use their fluffy buddy as a guide for when to wake up and go asleep.
Pfister told SWNS that there are numerous pretty simple actions people can add to their sleep pattern to acquire the high-quality sleep they require. The first two recommendations are to reduce exposure to disruptive blue light from phones and TVs before night, and to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day as much as possible.