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


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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

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

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Lois Krahn, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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