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Don't lose sleep over sharing your bed with your pet or kids

20:00 EDT 21 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(Springer) About half of all pet owners share their beds or bedrooms with their pets. Studies about co-sleeping are limited to the bedtime arrangements of adults, or parents and their children. In an article in Springer's journal Human Nature, the authors argue that society regards both human-animal and adult-child co-sleeping with apprehension. These concerns should be set aside because both practices have their benefits, says lead author Bradley Smith of Central Queensland University in Australia.

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