A Study of the Effect of Dogs in the Bedroom on Human Sleep


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  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona: 15-004242
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 15-004242

About this study

The purpose of this study is to assess with objective data if the presence of a dog in the bedroom disturbs their human's sleep.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria

  • Age 18 and over
  • Dog owners whose dog sleeps in the bedroom
  • Equal number of participants with one dog that sleeps in their bedroom and greater than one dog that sleeps in their bedroom

Exclusion Criteria

  • Dog owners with a diagnosed sleep disorder
  • Have a dog less than 6 months old
  • Have a dog routinely requiring care at night (medication administration, seizures etc) 

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Lois Krahn, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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