Sleep disruptions can come from any number of sources, including your pet. If you allow pets to sleep with you at night, it could be causing poor quality sleep. In one study, up to 60% of those complaining of interrupted sleep admitted to sleeping with a pet in the bedroom. Whether your pet spends the night in the same room or in the same bed, they can still affect your sleep. A pet sleeping on your bed may wake you if they move or want to play during the night. Animals, like humans, can snore and keep you awake. A dog or cat requesting to be let out in the middle of the night is also a significant sleep disruption.
If you’re suffering from poor quality of sleep, Sleep Services of Maryland can help. We have over 20 years of experience in sleep medicine, providing the highest quality of patient care and personalized service. Please call us at (240) 912-4683 or click on our web contact form to reach a board certified sleep physician.