Does it hurt the quality of your sleep to let your dog in the bedroom?

A new, small study from Mayo Clinic suggests that letting your dog sleep in the same room as you may help you sleep better, but letting your dog sleep on the same bed as you may not.
2:55 | 09/12/17

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Now to the new study about your dog. More than 43 million Americans have pups, a lot of opinions about whether your pet should be in the bedroom or on the bed when you're sleeping. This morning the mayo clinic has answered and Dr. Jennifer Ashton and mason is here. She's got your lipstick. I see that. Hello there, mason. Tell bus this study. Interesting study they did and they looked at a small group of people, one person with one dog, dogs of all sizes and then put activity trackers on them like fitbits to measure sleep activity. They put a fit bark on the dogs to measure the dog's sleep activity and followed them over a seven-day period and the findings while they weren't amazing they certainly weren't bad. They found that humans sleep quality was not significantly disrupted if you have had a dog in the bedroom but if you had the dog in your bed, it was a little bit worse but, again, very interesting study. The first study of its kind to really look at sleep quality when dogs are in the room. So medically speaking, though, the pros and con. Listen, it depends on three big thing, the size of the dog, the size of the bed and the size of the person sleeping with the dog and need to do it with cats and multiple dogs. Obviously if the human quality of sleep is disrupted that is a hard line in the sand in my opinion medically because our sleep is already not so great as a country. But I think if the dog provides comfort and actually you get a better night's sleep then that's good for definitely good for humans. What about mason's quality of sleep. Listen, if you talk to veterinarians about this, they will say that most animals like to sleep in the bedroom. There is some controversy about whether or not evolutionaryily whether they want to sleep with your alpha. Whether you're really their alpha because they're so domesticated. Common sense apply, caution can toy breeds. They can be crushed and roll off the bed and be injured. So, again, just not unlike an infant. Okay, so what's the sleeping arrangement here. This is actually my dog. He's 2. He's a morkie on Instagram. You can follow him. And he was crate trained. I crate trained him from day one. He loved his crate. He slept in my bedroom in the crate, no problem. Right after he turned 1 I put him on the bed one day and I noticed he curled up like a cinnamon roll, robin and he looked so darned comfortable I thought, gosh, maybe he'll sleep an extra hour if he sleeps on my bed and we never went back. Now, again, he's 10 pounds. He sleeps at my feet and I think we both sleep pretty well. Oh, he's adorable. It's not one size fits all. You got to figure it out. It has a lot to do with the size of the doll. And the person and the size of the bed so certainly we love our pets in this country so I'd like to see this done with cats but for now this guy is in my bed and we're both sleeping great. Good to know. All right. Let's get outside thousand to

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