Pesky Pets

, Posted: Fri, June 6 2014 at 4:40 PM, Updated: Fri, June 6 2014 at 4:45 PM

Pesky Pets

(The Mayo Clinic) What's keeping you up at night? For many Americans, its their pets. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic for sleep medicine in Phoenix, Arizona studied more than 100 patients. Each patient was asked about pets in the home and whether they woke them at night.

They found nearly half of the participants had pets and 1 out of 10 reported trouble sleeping because of their furry friend.

Snoring, whimpering, wandering around and needing to go outside were all behaviors that disrupted the owner's sleep.

A similar study in 2002 found just 1% of pet owners had trouble sleeping because of their pets.

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