The background: The American Academy of Sleep just released some data from a poll.
- They found that OVER 46% of people surveyed said that their quality of sleep was better with a pet in the bed!
- 53% of Gen Z respondents said that they almost “always or sometimes” have a pet in their bed when they sleep.
- Boomers on the other hand, are a little less cuddly! Only 38% of them let their pets sleep with them in their bed.
The Doctor’s Expert Insights:
The big picture: So, here’s something you should know about this:
…poor sleep can have huge, long term NEGATIVE EFFECTS on your WELLNESS & MENTAL HEALTH.Dr. Puja Uppal
Take home message: Poor sleep can cause things like early heart attacks, diabetes, & dementia.
Doctor’s quote: “If your pets are keeping you awake at night, it may be time for Fido to get his own bedroom!”