Why Does My Cat Sleep on Me Every Night? All About Cat Sleeping

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When I had cats, I noticed that they loved to sleep on me.

They would curl up on people's knees, laps, bellies, backs, and even faces.

Despite their occasionally unruly behavior, I enjoyed watching them sleep every time. Sometimes, I even let them nap on my lap, and I know I'm not alone!

So why do cats love to sleep on people so much? Here are five reasons why cats sleep on their owners.

Why do cats sleep on you or next to you?

1. Trust you


Cats will only rest on their owners if they have a deep trust in them and believe that they will not cause them harm.

When my friends come to visit me, they too often want to hold a cat in their arms, but of course, the cat usually does not want to be held.

If a cat is held against its will, it may not fight back out of fear, but it will try to run away as soon as it gets the chance.

Why Does My Cat Sleep on Me

2. You're warm

I've noticed that cats are more willing to snuggle up to their owners when the weather is cold, especially in winter, while they are less enthusiastic in the summer.

Cats also tend to seek out warm and cozy places to sleep. Consider whether your cat often takes a nap in the sun or on freshly ironed clothes.

This behavior shows that cats are smart and just want to find a warm spot. They find the human body temperature to be comfortable, and it makes people feel comfortable too.

They feel especially warm when sleeping on your head, as that is the part of your body that gives off the most heat.

But there is one annoying thing: cats tend to purr when they sleep, which can make it difficult to sleep at night.

3. Feel safe sleeping on you

If you bring a lot of friends, the cat will be very alert and will have to lie on you to sleep.

Cats are very smart. When they feel threatened, they don't just sit back and wait. They always find ways to respond safely.

If the owner can get along with the cat happily for a long time, the cat will first think of you in case of danger or problems that they cannot solve themselves.

Why Does My Cat Sleep on Me

4. Territory consciousness

Cats are territorial creatures, so sometimes they choose to sleep on you to "claim" territory. In their mind, you're theirs!

If you have a lot of cats, you may find that sometimes cats get bullied by other cats for sleeping on you.

Sometimes a cat will rub its face against your feet or even your face. This is to transmit the scent to you, further marking territory.

5. Your cat really loves you

Sometimes you go out traveling for five or six days in a row and don't come home, while it and your parents stay together for a long time haven't seen you.

When you get home from your trip, it will surround you with excitement.

And as soon as you sit down, you find that your cat has climbed onto you and gently fell asleep, which shows that it miss you so much and love you.

Why Does My Cat Sleep on Me

So the next time a cat falls asleep on you, think about what makes it sleep on you.

Is it too cold, or does it think you're safe, or is it trying to claim ownership?

Of course it could be all of those things, but at the very least you should be proud that they would only choose to sleep on you if they liked you.

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  • Posted on by SUSAN PHILLIPS
    What an honour to be loved and trusted by a cat.

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