You may well have noticed that your pussycat seems to enjoy sleeping with you more and more.
They snuggle on your knees as you watch television and creep onto the bed when you are asleep.
You also often find your cat having a snooze on your duvet when you come in from work.
A question that baffles cat parents is…
Why does my cat sleep on my bed when I am away? Or even, why does my cat sleep on my pillow when I’m gone?
So if you’re wondering why your cat does this then you’re going to love this article
Let’s dig deep into why your cat does this to give you a piece of mind
Let’s get started…
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Why Does My Cat Sleep On My Bed When I’m Not There?
When cats are sleeping they feel vulnerable so sleeping on your bed when you are not at home, makes them feel secure because it has a strong scent of you.
So if you’re not at home and your cat is sleeping on your bed or pillow then your cat probably misses you.
Cats also love warm places, like beds, and your scent which it will smell on the pillow or bed.
Cats seem to spend a huge amount of time asleep!
The average cat sleeps 15-16 hours a day and usually follows a different time clock to the humans they share a house with!
Cats really are champion snoozers!
You represent everything good in your catâ€™s life â€“ food, warmth, security etc.Â
Cats also like their ownersâ€™ beds because they are usually warm and comfortable.
Cats have a warmer body temperature than humans and they need to maintain it, so what better than a comfy duvet to snooze on?
I guess us cat parents should feel honored when they sleep on our beds!
They feel safe and secure
What Does It Mean When a Cat Sleeps On My Bed?
Just as you find your cat loves your bed during the day, you will soon find you have a bedtime companion too!
Many cats love snuggling up with their owners and yours will try to sleep on your chest, feet or on your pillow with their fur tickling your nose!
They feel safe and secure sleeping next to you
Tigger loves to sleep near my legs
Last time my younger brother was sleeping downstairs on the couch
Guess where Tigger was sleeping?
On his chest!
What about your cat?
Where does your cat sleep?
I’d love to know so leave a comment where your cat sleeps
Any odd places you’ve caught your cat sleeping
One time Tigger was sleeping on the stair case
Yep, we had to step over him because he’s the boss so it’s like he was saying “I’m sleeping here, I ain’t moving and there’s nothing you can do about it!”
Let me know in the comments below (I read all the comments and will comment back too!)
A Question Of Hygiene
Whilst many feel that there is nothing nicer than the warmth of their catâ€™s body next to them at night, an equal number of cat owners prefer to firmly close their bedroom door with their cat on the other side.
There are two main reasons for this.
The first is that it is impossible to sleep with an active cat on your bed and if your cat has been sleeping all day, this is highly likely to happen!
The other reason is that it is not very healthy to have your cat sleeping close to you as they can be carrying fleas and other parasites.
Your cat may well cover your bed linen with dirty paw prints and cat hair too.
At the end of the day, it is down to personal preference.
As I’ve mentioned already before, my cat sleeps on my bed
Cats Dont Like To Be Lonely
Despite what people say about cats being aloof and independent, in reality most are not and they really enjoy the company of their owner as well as their body heat, fluffy pillow, duvet and favorite armchair!
There is no doubt about it, your cat does love you and wants to spend time with you especially in the comfortable setting of your bed!
Whether you are snuggled in your bed or away from it for the day, you may find that your cat soon considers it their bed!
So take it as a compliment when your cat wants to sleep on your bed
Some cat parents realize their cats only cuddles at night and not during the day
If this is the case then you should check out my article – Why does my cat only cuddle at night?
Why Does My Cat Sleep On My Bed or Pillow When I Am Away?
Your cat sleeps on your bed when you’re away because they feel secure and safe, and because it misses you and your scent.
I guess your scent is on the bed and they can smell that
It makes your cat comfortable too
So it’s a good thing your furbaby is resting on your bed
Do make sure to vacuum the area before you go to bed otherwise you may wake up with all cat hair on your pyjamas!
But then again that quote comes to mind
“Cat Hair, Don’t Care!”