Your cat sleeps on you because it loves you, wants to spend time with you and sees you as a source of warmth. So give them some satisfying cat scratchers and pets when they look for you and enjoy the bonding experience.
Many cats like to sleep with their owners because they are vulnerable at night. In the wild, they were prey to larger animals and sought cover and protection. They probably feel safe and secure around you, so it’s no wonder they want to sleep with you!
“You can give your cat an extra layer of security while they sleep, a time when they are most vulnerable.” If your cat sleeps close to you, it means she trusts you and feels safe with you by her side.
Even though cats don’t sleep directly on you, sleeping near you means they love and trust you. I always explain the difference between cats and dogs like this… Dogs work to earn our trust. But with cats, we have to work to earn theirs.
There are many reasons a cat might choose to sleep on their human’s lap or chest. One of the reasons cats sleep on people: warmth, security, affection and soothing sounds. Appreciate the moment they do whatever they want to change their routine and maybe find another place to nap.
Sleeping with you means your cat trusts you and feels safe around you. Cats also sleep on their humans to bond. If you’ve ever seen two cats use each other as pillows when they sleep, then you’ve seen a way cats bond while they sleep.
Cats spend a lot of time napping, so it stands to reason that they want to be as comfortable as possible. Your cat sleeps on you because she loves you, wants to spend time with you and sees you as a source of warmth.
When cats are not feeling threatened by other cats, they will show affection by rubbing up against them, sleeping near them, and being in their presence. If your cat mimics these behaviors in you, says Delgado, they’ve officially imprinted themselves on you. They rub against you.
They are trying to bond with you.
In the cat world, cuddle time is productive, bonding time. Your kitten needs you for food, warmth and protection, and sometimes they just want to show you that they love and appreciate you. Your cat’s headbutts, snuggles, and purrs are all signs of affection and appreciation.
They crave warm and cozy places, so if they find your bed comfortable, they’ll probably choose you to cuddle. The one that makes them feel safe. Cats take special care where they sleep to ensure it is safe and secure.
Despite showing it differently, cats love their people just as much as dogs do. Sleeping with you may just be one of the ways your cat shows affection for you. If your cat sleeps on top of you all the time, she shows you that she likes being with you and cuddling.
In a multi-person household, cats seem to choose one family member to spend more time with. According to a study by nutrition company Canadae, they found that the person who works the hardest is their favourite.
Cats are often perceived as distant and aloof, even from the people they love most, but the truth is that cats can be just as protective of their humans as dogs are of theirs. Simple Said cats love their family and their family loves them back.