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Unread 2017-09-12, 12:05   #1
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"Sleeping with your dog may actually be beneficial to your sleep patterns, a study reveals.

Mayo Clinic researchers conducted a study to see whether a dog’s presence in the bedroom would disturb a person’s sleep.

The study observed 40 healthy adults without sleep disorders occupying the same bedroom as their dogs, who were no younger than 6 months old, for seven nights. All subjects wore an accelerometer that tracked sleep activity.

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The findings showed that those who let their pooches — whether big or small — sleep in their bedrooms had an easier time snoozing than those who did not.

“Most people assume having pets in the bedroom is a disruption,” Lois Krahn, a sleep medicine specialist at the Center for Sleep Medicine on Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus, said in a study’s release. “We found that many people actually find comfort and a sense of security from sleeping with their pets.” (More)
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Unread 2017-09-12, 12:37   #2
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Yeah my dog manages to find her way to bed a lot of nights.
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Our dog's routine is: he sleeps all over the house at night, comes up at some point into his bed at the foot of the bed, then at 5:30AM he knows he's generally permitted to get into bed. Then he's usually still until about 5:45 where he gradually makes his way up to the pillows... and sometime between 5:50 and 6:02 when the alarm goes off, he gets antsy and, as I refer to it "passive agressively snuggly." Meaning he'll rest his head on you, but it feels like he pressing down... like "I'm just resting my head VERY HARD ON YOU, SORRY IF I WOKE YOU BUT HEY NOW YOU'RE UP... Then the alarm goes off and he's up like a shot.

That said, he got into bed for some reason close to 1AM on Sunday night and laid next to me, pulling the covers partly off me and then spent the rest of the night either pressing his paws against me or alternating positions.

So I can go both ways regarding this study.
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Our dog DOES NOT lead to more restful sleep. Full stop.

Fucker gets up at 430 and whines for food. If you tell him to shut his bark hole and go away, he will, for 60 minutes, 90 minutes at best. At that point you have to feed him and let him out for a piss. That buys you another 60 minutes or so of sleep if you can fall back to sleep. Then he whines to take a dump. Which he will do in the house if you don't get him outside after his timer expires. No one knows exactly how long the timer lasts though.
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I thought ours was bad in the 5:30-6 window.

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Ash's dog is the canine version of this old game with the random timer

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Just get poop instead of plastic pieces
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That is exactly what I was thinking of with the random timer but I couldn't quite place it... I was thinking, "70s game... janky timer... wtf was that."
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I refute the study too, I put a pillow between us specifically for the dog to keep away from my legs. The one dog goes between the pillow and his bed at least once an hour. The other fucker wants to sleep under my pillow and burrows like a god damn ground hog till he can get a little under and he's good. So either my neck or legs are fucked.
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Our dog uses our pillows like a slow motion carnival strong-man bell game. He starts at the foot and slowly makes his way up...once he reaches them, BING! Bell rings. He wins, time to get up! And he knows I don't want his paws or ass on my pillow which is precisely what he tries to do. It'd have to be timelapse. Every readjustment of his position results in slight movement towards our heads. Once he's close enough, it's army crawling, paws flapping forward usually slapping you in the head like
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Dogs.

Forgot I had this. This is generally how it goes.

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You guys lost the dog sleeping lottery Our dog sleeps in his bed in our room, and will not get up until we are both fully dressed and ready to start the day. We can get up, have a shower, putter around in robes, etc. and he will continue to sleep. Once the real daytime clothes are on and the last of us heads downstairs, he will rise. Most of the time. Sometimes we realize after we've been up for a couple of hours that we haven't seen him yet. He has a YUGE bladder. If I get up early and put on my cycling gear, he won't even lift his head.
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I think my dog knew about this thread. This morning he got in bed at 4:30 and made it known by staring and moving around that he needed to go out. Sure enough, I took him out and he took a big dump. And then ran around looking for rabbits. When I got him back in, he came back to bed and fucking barfed in it.
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OK that is pretty funny.
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Unread 2017-09-13, 9:37   #15
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I'm going to print out Noc's post for him. See! That's what a good dog does!

To which my dog will go, while eating his own poop...

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Unread 2017-09-13, 10:29   #16
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so I'm the odd man out here who has cats. They'll come up onto the bed when we're first laying down and block the tv for a bit. One takes off and sleeps who knows where, the older one will lay at our feet for most of the night. Weekends if we try to sleep in, we get this odd half-assed meow that they've learned is so annoying we get forced to get up to feed them.
never have to worry about the letting them out thing but we do get to experience the puke, lots and lots of puke...
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Unread 2017-09-13, 10:46   #17
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@ Repo and yeah a couple of cats here too. Annoying meow, yep.
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"When I got him back in, he came back to bed and fucking barfed in it."

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