Why Do Cats Like To Sleep With You?

When I was a kid, I would love when my bed shook because I knew my cat had just leapt onto my bed to cuddle for the night. I’d feel him at my back and suddenly all my fears and worries of the day had melted away with the sound of a purr and the warmth of his body. Mitz felt somewhat the same as me, safe and secure where nothing bad could happen to him because I was there to protect him!

Because They Love You…And Your Warmth!

Cats love sprawling out where it’s warm. Have you ever seen your cat laying on the floor when the sun rises? That warm living room floor or the warmth of the windowsill is where kitty wants to be…where the sunlight hits the cat will sit! Cats just love warm places and warm places can be found everywhere during the day but what happens when the sun sets? Cats can’t find those warm sunbeams in the evening so they have to find another warm place and that place is…you! Whether it is beside you or on top of you, once you get warm and toasty under those covers, kitty will be there…practically guaranteed!

For the Love of Comfort

Cats can sleep up to 16 hours or more per day and they can sleep anywhere, whether it be on the sofa or on a pile of laundry, a cat will seek out a warm and comfortable spot. And what better spot is there that is warm, comfortable, and covered that is none other than you (who is far superior to any pillow or cat bed)!

Because Your Cat Adores You!

Kitty stays home alone all day while you’re at work or shopping or running some errands. When you return home, kitty will be there right by your side in hope that you’ll never again leave. When you get into bed your cat may, in gratitude, give you some kisses and maybe a head-butt or two in the face before he curls up on top of you for a restful night’s sleep. These are all little hints to inform you that your cat really adores you (no matter how much he attempts to feign abhorrence)! Return some adoration with a pat on his head or a scratching of his ear until he falls asleep and you both will relax to the sound of his purrs.

Safe & Secure

Everyone needs a secure place to rest and sleep. Kitty is no different. So where could there be a better secure place than where you live? Kitty cat wants to be right next to you because you and your covers are warm and the location is safe from danger. Sleep will come easy for kitty who needs not worry about the dangers lurking in the outside world. No predators will harm him while you’re by kitty’s side! You provide warmth and protection for your cat – you can just hear the love and adoration in your kitty’s purr!

By Tom Matteo


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About the Author
Tom Matteo has been a freelance writer since 1992. He has written hardware and software reviews for computers and gaming systems, and now writes about animal behavior and care.  Tom resides in Bethlehem, PA with his wife, Tina, and their beloved cockapoo, Angel.