A new study claims women who share their beds with dogs get a better night's rest.
Researchers found the female dog owners reported less disturbed sleep and greater feelings of security and comfort.
The results, published in the Journal of the International Society for Anthrozoology, are based on self-reported data, not an objective measure.
The study also found women who slept with their cats did not show the same benefits.
Study: Women sleep better with dogs by their side