We've all heard of service dogs before - and we mainly associate them with helping the blind. A report from the Columbia Missourian teaches us even more, though. Apparently, service dogs can also be trained to predict migraines and seizures, pull wheelchairs and load/unload your laundry!
When we got to the part about a service dog helping someone manage their insomnia, we were intrigued. Unfortunately, we were left a little disappointed - the dog doesn't really help the patient fall asleep, but rather he helps them wake up in the morning. This did get us thinking though - dogs (and other pets) are often reported to reduce stress, so we wonder if pet ownership can actually help relieve insomnia?
What do you think?
Last updated: April 30, 2010