A “Take Care” segment examines the issue of pets sleeping in their owner’s bed and why they may disturb sleep, as reported by WRVO.
Of the people coming in to the Sleep Disorders Center with concerns about their sleep, a shocking 51 percent were pet owners.
“But what was unusual is increasingly, people have more than one pet. So instead of having one dog or one cat, they have multiple,” said Krahn. “And that raises the question [of] what happens at night? Where do the pets sleep? What is the best arrangement for all involved to get a good night’s sleep?”
Letting pets into the bedroom, and even sleeping on the bed might be the cause of these disturbances.