A study entitled “The significance of the home sleep environment: the effect of dogs on human sleep,” objectively evaluates the effects of dogs on human sleep, reports the FitBark blog.

The results confirm the outcome of the previous studies, in that humans with dogs in the bedroom were typically able to maintain good sleep efficiency (>80%). In other words, a dog’s presence in the human bedroom may not be as disruptive to human sleep as previously suspected. This is great news for dog lovers! But do all dogs sleep equally well, asked the team at Mayo?