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Women Sleep Better Next to Dogs Than Men, According to Science

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The idea of cuddling up with a snuggly pupper and taking a snooze probably sounds good to a lot of people reading this right now, and as it turns out, there's a scientific reason behind why we might love this so much, especially women.

Personally, as nice as cuddling is, I become a hot and sweaty mess after a few minutes of a hugging session in bed. It's not a pretty or comfortable site and as much as I love dogs, that extends to them as well.

The idea of an animal licking my face in the middle of the night also creeps me out, too. I mean, what if I'm having a sensual dream and find myself in an early '90s comedy scenario where I think I'm getting my face licked by a bodacious babe and it turns out it's just a golden retriever slobbering all over me? Is it hilarious? Of course. Disgusting? Yes — I feel bad for any creature that has to smell my breath that early in the morning.

But that might just have to do with the fact that I'm a dude. If I were a woman, this study suggests not only would I love sharing a bed with a dog, but I'd also get a much better night's sleep next to said pupper than I would with a dude.

The research breaks down all the different ways a woman's quality of slumber is markedly better when she has a canine snooze companion over a regular old homo sapiens male.