As a Cat owner.. Sorry not Cat Owner but a Cat Slave, I was wondering why do Cats sleep with their owners (Slaves)?
I mean we provide them with such a comfortable bed yet they decide to sleep with their owners
And to be honest with you
I love it when by Cat sleeps next to me
Especially on a cold winter night
The warmth they give out
It does feel good
After doing research I will talk about the reason behind Cats sleeping with their owners
So let’s dive straight in
Why Do Cats Sleep With Their Owners
There are a number of reasons why Cats like to snuggle up with their owners rather then sleeping in their own bed
Cats love sleeping in warm places
They do this because their body don’t need to work as hard to keep warm
Sleeping next to a human is indeed a very warm place for them
You may notice
During the day they love spreading themselves out in the sun
But at night
They are all cuddled up next to their owners
As their is no place warmer then next to a human
Not only do they get to cuddle with a human
They get the warmth from the duvet and blanket
That’s a bonus to them!
Believe it or not
Your Cat does love you
More than you can probably imagine
When they sleep next to you
It’s a way of them telling you
They want to spend some quality time with you
You can show them how much you love them too
Check out my article on How do you tell your Cat you love them
Just as how we want to be comfortable when we want to sleep
Cats are the same
And they feel comfortable sleeping next to you
With your blanket and duvets
On a soft warm bed
You Cats wants that too!
Cats are always on the lookout and constantly alert
Ready to pounce
Or even hide
It’s in their natural instinct
When it comes to bedtime
It gives them the chance to relax
And when a Cat has their trusted owner next to him
He knows he is protected from any danger
And can finally relax that energetic body
Your scent is a great source of comfort for your Cat
Cats can recognize your scent
And this makes them feel relaxed and safe too
Which is why they sleep with their owners
Consider it love when your Cat is sleeping next to you
As you are one of their favorite human beings
Should Cats Sleep In Your Bed
This is entirely up to the Cat parents
Some Cats will sleep throughout the night
Like my Cat
Will sleep all night
Other Cats could wake up and start meowing…. Constantly
And if you have work the next day
You won’t be a happy bunny
So you have to look at it both ways
Let’s look at the pros and cons of Cats sleeping with you
And you can decide which is best for you and your Cat
Pros Of Cat Sleeping With You
Bond with your Cat – This is a great way of you bonding with your Cat. The more time you spend with your Cat the closer the bond will become. Cats are loyal animals and they will become your best friend. My Cat will recognize me from a distant and will come running to me which is cute. People are under the impression that Cats are independent and don’t need our love and affection which is wrong. Cats are sensitive and they love spending time with their owners
Stress Relief – Cats are a great stress relief. Did you know just by petting and stroking them can release your stress? So imagine a long day at work and snuggling with your Cat in bed will be a great stress relief for you. Sleeping with your Cat will make you feel relaxed too
Warm And Cosy – Sleeping with your Cat on a cold winter night is the best feeling because of how warm your Cat gets and the heat he gives out. Both you and your Cat will benefit from this warmth. My Cat loves sleeping by my leg and with my younger brother he sleeps on his chest! Talk about trust!
Cons Of Cat Sleeping With You
Disturbed Sleep – Cats are predators and they hunt during the night which means your Cat could wake up in the middle of the night and want to play! And trust me, they can meow for ages (I’m sure you can relate) If your Cat does meow all night you should check out my article on how to stop a Cat from meowing all night
Allergies – Letting your Cat sleep with you all the time could lead to allergies you have never had in your life. The hair from your Cat that will be left on your bed could be the reason. It is a risk especially for those who suffer from asthma. I suffer from asthma and with my Cat sleeping with me has never had an effect on me. Maybe I’m one of the lucky ones
Cats Dirty Feet – If your Cat is an outdoor Cat then they would have gone everywhere which will obviously make their paws dirty. This could get your bed dirty too. Same applies with indoor Cats. They use the litter box and the dirt from the litter box could get onto your bed.
It’s entirely up to you if you want to let your Cat sleep with you. If your Cat sleeps throughout the night and won’t disturb you then why not? Spending that quality time together will only benefit you and your Cat.
On the other hand, if your Cat stays awake at night or will wake up during the night, then it’s obviously not a good idea
Do you let your Cats sleep with you? Let us know in the comments below
6 thoughts on “Why Do Cats Sleep With Their Owners”
Well, let’s put it this way…my cats let me sleep in my bed and by extension…them! Love my kitties!
Yes, a lot of the time she sleeps with me. I love it and she is family right? On the other hand we have central air and I keep a fan blowing on me at night because of hot flashes, so she doesn’t like that.
They sure are family! In Winter it’s the best because they make you feel so warm
I love my cats sleeping with me. If they are on the bed first I make sure not to wake the so I sleep in some funny positions. After all it’s their house and they just let me live there lol . Years ago in Egypt cats were treated like gods and they haven’t forgotten that.
That’s so sweet of you not to disturb them. Too right it’s their house Lol! Cats rule!
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