Good news for dog owners: A new study shows that women sleep better next to dogs than their human partners. Researchers at Canisius College surveyed almost 1000 women. Just over half shared their bed with at least one dog. Slightly more shared the bed with their human partner. They found that dogs were less likely to wake their owners in the middle of the night than humans. Humans also didn’t provide as many feelings of comfort and security as dogs did.