MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — This is an obvious statement — pet owners love their furry family members. There’s always debate though, on where you let them sit or sleep.

A new study from the Mayo Clinic says while cozying up with your dog or cat may sound nice, pets actually disturb your sleep.

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The Mayo has seen an increase in the number of people coming in, having issues with their sleep.

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And 10 percent of the time, the cause is a pet sleeping with them.

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Pet ownership and the number of pets per household in the U.S. are now the highest in two decades.