Sleep Survey Reveals Humans Like Sleeping With Their Pets


 To sleep, or not to sleep—with your pet—that was the question, the zero-risk memory foam mattress company, asked customers in a recent survey kicking off National Sleep Awareness Week. An overwhelming 71 percent of pet owners sleep with their pets: 43 percent every-night; 23 percent sometimes; and 5 percent when their significant other was out of town. Those bed-sharing pets also have favorite sleeping spots with 52 percent at the foot of the bed on top of the comforter; 23 percent snuggling next to their humans; 11 percent sharing a pillow; and 14 percent snuggling under the covers.

Novosbed co-founder & CEO, Sam Prochazka, was shocked to learn how many dogs and cats were sleeping on their mattresses. "I've got a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and before this survey, I would never have allowed him to sleep in our bed. Now that the results are in I'm re-thinking that, and we're even considering adding a memory-foam pet bed to our line of Novosbed products."

Other interesting owner/pet stats: 67% of humans preferring to sleep on their sides vs. 35 percent of pets; 11 percent of humans preferring to sleep on their stomachs vs. only 5 percent of pets; and 52 percent of pets preferring to sleep curled up in a ball vs. 0 percent humans. 

Perhaps the most revealing statistic of all came from asking customers whether they noticed a difference in their pet's sleeping habits since switching to a memory-foam mattress—40 percent overwhelmingly responded that they were sleeping too soundly to know. 

National Sleep Awareness Week is March 2-9—a perfect time to re-evaluate your own mattress so you, too, can get as good a night's sleep as your pet. Visit for more information.