Four Reasons Why Your Cat Sleeps on you – Feline Be Mine

Four Reasons Why Your Cat Sleeps on you

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Why does my cat sleep on me?

You’re exhausted and had a long day. You change into your night clothes and flop on to the bed and start resting your eyes, until you feel your feline friend’s paw against your back. She claims your back as her bed and now you’re in an awkward position considering what to do next.

Cat Lovers know that this is pretty common behaviour, but why do cats like to lay on your chest or lap?

1. Warmth

Cat following sunlight

You have probably notice your cat hanging out on the one spot in your living room that shines sunlight. Cat’s love warm places and since she can’t find any natural sunlight at night, your cat has to find another way for warmth. It’s also far more comfortable for your cat to sprawl across your chest than on the hard floor.

2. Your Cat Adores You

Your cat is home all day and trying to find ways to amuse herself. When you return from home from a long day all she wants to do is stay with you. You might notice that your cat acts excited to see you after going long periods of time without seeing them. Head-butting, purring and affectionate contact are all signs of your cat showing admiration. You can show your affection by scratching her head and behind her ears while they drift off to sleep.

3. Security

There is no better feeling for your cat than to curl up and snuggle with their owner. Apart from comfort, she feels safe being close to you. The natural scents of your body also helps your cat feel secure as they associates it with the companionship and safety you provide them. 

4. Comfort

Your house cats can sleep almost anywhere they like, whether it’s on a stack of folded blankets, your clean laundry or even their own Kitty Couch. The average cat spends about 15 hours a day sleeping and lofting around the house. You can see why your warm heat between the sheets makes it one of the coziest places to sleep at home.

Cats are affectionate and social animals and just like you and me like being in the company of others. Where does your Cat usually sleep? Do you let her sleep on your bed? Post below and share your stories.


  • LEila

    My cat sleeps on my hip and when I turn over adjusts her position to my tummy!

  • carly

    My rescue baby,Angel,sleeps on her back on my chest.I then slowly,gently stroke her belly until she falls sound asleep.It is funny to see her climb on me,flip over on her back and splay her legs to be stroked!

  • Gabriela

    i recently adopted my cat. After a few days to warm up to me he now sleeps cuddled in a ball against my stomach or chest even mibnt and in the morning i wake up to him kneeling my chest or on my face. when I get home and lay down he will sleep on my chest and neck area under my chin.

  • Mandy

    My cat Mish Mash sleeps in my lap all night every night and my other cat Charlie sleeps on my pillow by my head.

  • McKenzie

    my cat sleeps directly next to me every night and when I get home or wake up she loves to sleep on my chest and under my chin.

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