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Do you sleep with your pet? Why experts say it may not be such a good idea

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For many Americans, what’s keeping them up at night is their pets.

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic for Sleep Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona studied more than one hundred patients.

Each patient was asked about pets in the home and whether they woke them up at night.

They found nearly half of the participants had pets. One out of ten reported trouble sleeping because of their furry friend.

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

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