Do you wake up with your cat all curled up next to you?
The cats are very choosy about where they sleep. They are self-aware, intelligent, but also instinct-driven creatures, so If they choose to sleep next to you – they probably have some good reasons to do so.
They may not go to bed when you do, but somehow, they are always there when the morning comes, and they don’t really care if you have company in your bed.
And there is no reason not to let them, because it can be beneficial for both of you.
So, read up and you will discover that the cat had only your best interest in mind, she wasn’t just looking for a warm and cozy place to sleep.
Although they don’t have much chance to show it in a modern household, cats are predators at heart, genetically wired for hunt and survival. And with that kind of mindset also comes the fear of vulnerability. And the cats are most vulnerable when they sleep. They also hate being on their backs for the same reason.
So, if your cat chooses to sleep next to you, this is an ultimate proof of trust and safety that they feel next to you. Even though they are ready to act straight from sleep, which can't be said for humans. In cat ‘s eyes, you have deserved her trust, and now you are honored with her presence in your bed.
Cats are, like most predatory animals, territorial creatures. Sleeping in your bed is just another way of claiming you as theirs. Also, your bed is nice and warm, and everyone likes to be nice and warm. And yes, they are claiming your bed as theirs too.
And if you’ve ever wondered why cats like to sleep on your head and neck – the reason is that your arms and legs move the most while you are sleeping, and cats don’t like to be disturbed while sleeping. They wake up every time.
Another reason is that those parts of your body are the warmest, and we’ve already established that cats like to be warm.
There are some cats that are a little bit cold, and that is the reason for the prevailing opinion that cats don’t really care about humans and that they are isolated in their own world. That is not really true, they want the companionship of people they trust. Sleeping next to you is a sign that they want your company and that they want to offer you theirs. You are then treated with those beautiful purrs, and they are beneficial for your health.
Allowing cats to sleep with you will bring some benefits to your health. Bill Fish, a co-founder of Tuck.com, reveals:
“Having a guest in bed with you also reduces stress as well as brings warmth and comfort. As you feel your cat’s rhythmic breathing, it soothes you and helps you get to sleep more quickly.”
Allowing your cat to sleep next to you can be very beneficial If you suffer from anxiety. Dr. Steve Weinberg, founder of 911 VETS says it provides relaxing effects thus it is reducing anxiety and helps fight the night fears.
So, if your cat wants to sleep next to you, there are no reasons not to let it.
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