Still, many do not allow dogs into the bedroom, much less the bed, at night.
Now, Mayo Clinic has done a study that says having pets in the bedroom may not disrupt sleep and many people find comfort from sleeping with their pets.
They looked at 40 healthy adults with no sleep disorders and their dogs--over a five-month period.
Who knew--dogs may help people sleep better, from miniature poodle to Great Dane (I know a woman who lets 5 on her bed).
The catch is that the dogs should not be in the bed under the covers.
So maybe a nice dog bed right next door to you in the big bed?