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5 Benefits Of Sleeping With Your Cat

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5 Benefits Of Sleeping With Your Cat
Last update: 24 May, 2018

How do you feel when a beautiful fur ball snuggles up against you when you’re in bed? I’m sure you feel great no matter when it happens. This is a tender and emotional experience for you and your cat. This is a very special moment because cats are usually not so affectionate. Below are some of the main benefits of sleeping with your cat.

Sleeping with your cat—A sign of love

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Cats usually show their love and friendship whenever they feel like doing it… so, you should be grateful when a cat decides to sleep with you. Cats are unique creatures. For example, they love to play on their owner’s bed or even get others involved with their fun and games. They also like warm places on cold days. Likewise, if you let them get close to your face, they’ll give you a kiss or nudge you with tip of their cold nose.

Of course, cats are not like people. When they’re kittens, they need to forge a loving bond with someone to replace the love they once shared with their mother. So, as they grow, they usually choose the early morning hours to snuggle. They will even wake you up if they’re bored, hungry, or want to go outside to go to the bathroom.

Benefits of sleeping with your cat

There are many advantages of sleeping with your cat, but here are some of the best ones:

  1. A stronger bond

The bond you form with a cat is not the same as the bond with a dog. Cats are more solitary animals with an independent spirit. However, they also need affection especially when they ask for it.

So, if your pet jumps on the bed to sleep — even for a moment — it’s a wonderful sign of you being important to him. Every time your cat shows you affection, whether it being night or day, the bond between the both of you will grow stronger.

  1. Free massages

The act of a kitten putting a paw on his mother’s stomach when nursing is an action which remains in his emotional memory. So, when a cat feels good, warm, and secure they may start to “knead” you with their front paws. This behavior is sometimes called “making biscuits.”

This is a great way for a cat to show his love and happiness. You might feel like they’re giving you a massage (unless they scratch you which is not fun at all) that you can get every morning or night.

  1. Better sleeping habits

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In order for this to happen you must be familiar with your pet’s nocturnal behavior because your sleeping pattern may be different. For example, you might get up when your pet goes to sleep or vice versa. However, once you’re both on the same sleeping pattern, it will be amazing!

Apart from knowing your pet’s sleeping pattern. You may ask yourself: Does he get up all the time? Will he stay quiet? Would he like to get under the covers? Does he prefer to sleep near my feet or put his head on my pillow? Knowing the answers to these questions will help you get a good night’s sleep. Also, research has shown that women who sleep with their pets have a more restful night.

  1. Shared body heat

When it’s cold you might want some additional heat. If you live or sleep alone, there’s nothing better than a personal heating system, and cat fur can definitely do the job. Even though you should wear more clothes and use more blankets if you get cold.

  1. A reliable alarm clock

If you have a problem getting up in the morning, your pet can be a reliable alarm clock that you can’t set on snooze. When the sun rises, your cat may “nag” at you for some food, ask you to open the door, or even take your spot once you leave.


This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.