what does it mean if your cat sleeps with you

Your cat has bonded with you

Cats are extremely affectionate once they have bonded with you, and love cuddling. By sleeping pressed up against you, your cat is telling you they want to stay near you. This behaviour is similar to that of kittens, who often use each other as a pillow – known as pillowing.

Is it Good To Sleep With Your Cat? What are the Upsides and Downsides of Sleeping With Your Cat?

  • It can be problematic to sleep with your cat, especially if you are a light sleeper.
  • Due to their nocturnal nature, cats spend the majority of the day sleeping and the nighttime hours “hunting.” Cats typically don’t get a full night’s sleep like people do. Rather, they nap, wake up, and spend the rest of the night going about their business.
  • Your cat jumping on and off the bed during the night is not ideal and will disrupt your sleep if you are a light sleeper. To prevent your cat from making a “thud” noise when it jumps on and off of your bed, get a set of pet stairs.
  • If your cat is allowed outside, they will inevitably ruin your bed linens when they come inside, especially if it’s raining and muddy outside.
  • Your cat will definitely leave hair on your bed if you have allergies, so make sure to change your sheets frequently.

But fear not—there are many excellent justifications for bringing your cat to bed with you.

1. The Ultimate Heating Pad

Your cat is not an exception to the rule that everyone enjoys being warm and comfortable while they sleep. The fact that you’re a cozy, warm place for them to sleep could be the most basic explanation for their late-night cuddles. Because cats are like a soft, comfortable heating pad, it is likely the case that most people enjoy sleeping with their cats as well.

2. Safety in Numbers

When cats lower their guard to sleep at night, they may feel vulnerable, just like their big-cat cousins. A sense of security and comfort against things that go bump in the night can be obtained from sharing a bed with others. Unless you start snoring, your regular breathing sounds can also help your cat drift off to sleep.

FAQ

Do cats sleep with their favorite person?

Your cat is more likely to sleep with the person that they feel safe, comfortable and happy around. Whether this is the person who feeds them, plays with them and/or pets them will also have an impact. Cats also sleep on your bed as a way to mark their territory and claim you as their own.

What does it mean if my cat sleeps with me?

Cats are usually quite independent and solitary creatures, so if they are happy to cuddle up to you, it shows that they trust you and see you as a friend. Cats who are bonded to each other will often sleep physically touching or intertwined with each other, and the same goes for cats and their humans.

Is it good when cats sleep with you?

Bill Fish, cofounder of Tuck.com, says, without question, there are positives to allowing your cat into your bed each night, including giving both of you a sense of security, emotionally and physically. “Having a guest in bed with you also reduces stress as well as brings warmth and comfort,” he said.

Where your cat sleeps on your bed and what it means?

If your cat sleeps on your bed, he may choose a position that lets him see out your bedroom door more easily. If he’s curled up in a ball under your bed or in a quiet corner, then he may be hiding. Cats who sleep under the covers might love being close to you, or they might be hiding to feel safer.