Is it a good idea to let your dog sleep in the bedroom?

In short, Yes! A study from the Mayo Clinic finds sleeping in the same room with your pet does not appear to affect the quality of sleep. 

"Most people assume having pets in the bedroom is a disruption," study author Lois Krahn, M.D., a sleep medicine specialist at the Center for Sleep Medicine on Mayo Clinic's Arizona campus, said in a statement. "We found that many people actually find comfort and a sense of security from sleeping with their pets."

According to the American Veterinary Association, more than 43 million American households have dogs. Nearly two-thirds of pet owners said they consider their pooch a part of their family.