Why Does My Cat Sleep With Me? - 5 Reasons You’ll Love to Know

  • Published on Apr 7, 2018
  • Have you ever wondered why your cat sleeps with you? Whether on top of your legs, on
    your arm, draped over your chest, warming your feet or even on top of your head, this
    behavior has several meanings. In this AnimalWised video we explain why your cat sleeps
    with you, showing 5 common reasons you’ll love to know.
    If you want to know why your cat loves to sleep with you and snuggle in while purring,
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  • Nathaniel Racoon
    Nathaniel Racoon 29 minutes ago

    My cat used to hop on my bed and wait for me to open the covers to let him under so he can rest right next to me. If I didn't, that didn't bother him, he'd force his way under lol

  • sunriseriptide
    sunriseriptide 2 hours ago

    I remember one time I had a dream that was I struggling to breathe and and I ended dying but me dying turned into me waking up and realizing it was my cat laying on my throat

  • milkenobi
    milkenobi 2 hours ago

    Reasons why your cat sleeps with you ... sounds like bestiality

  • Angie Garcia
    Angie Garcia 2 hours ago

    If I have my door close, my cat scratches it & I let him in. One of the things he does for my attention or just to sleep on my bed.

  • The NaLu Dragneel
    The NaLu Dragneel 2 hours ago

    I have three cats and most of the time I have Atleast 2 out 3 are by my side when I go to sleep! I love all of them!

  • othersunsets
    othersunsets 4 hours ago

    my cat jumped down from my bed where she was lying next to me at the end of this video :(

  • kareh hartig
    kareh hartig 4 hours ago

    Lovely video 😍

  • Veronica Leon Rodriguez

    My cat thinks my shoulder is the most comfortable place to be on so even we are out of bed he will be sitting on my shoulder as i walk around my house.

  • Bryson Frank
    Bryson Frank 6 hours ago

    Yes he does, but probably not for those reasons. I have a really fluffy blanket and he loves it.

  • jeff schnablegger
    jeff schnablegger 7 hours ago

    Hell, My cat sleeps 20 hours a day. Then he wakes up, walks out to the living room and takes a Nap. He's an opportunistic little shit. It's His house. I just work to pay All the Bills

  • Joey K
    Joey K 8 hours ago

    The disadvantage to my cat sleeping in my bed is he's so damn big he cuts off the circulation to my legs

  • Jun Moreno
    Jun Moreno 9 hours ago

    My cats sleep on me. They must LOVE my snoring.

  • Jenny M
    Jenny M 10 hours ago

    Both my cats sleep has slept in the bed with me. One almost always under the cover, and the other one where ever. Sometimes besides, sometimes on the legs or stomach/back, just anywhere. Never had a cat who has bitten me or anyone else or anything like that, just nice, friendly cats my whole life - I've been so lucky to have had loads of cats in my family who were lovely.

  • Dianne DeSha
    Dianne DeSha 10 hours ago

    I don’t remember quite how it started, but one of the cats and I do an “arm-basket” almost every night as I’m falling asleep. I sleep lying 3/4 between my side and my face. Instead of putting one arm up under the pillow, like I used to, I drape both arms on the bed in front of me in a circle. Once I’ve settled in and stopped moving, Rory comes up, rubs his face on my hands, and then curls up in my arms like he’s in one of those round cat beds or baskets. (Sometimes he’ll even drape his head over the edge, or do the writhing thing where he manages to roll on his back while still curled in a circle, like he does in the cat bed during the day.
    He was probably lying next to me once and I looped my arms around him and he liked it, but for almost a year now he is there every night, and will sit on the bed impatiently waiting for me to take my meds, get my earplugs in, and my sleep mask on and lie down already so he can finally get his arm-basket. He’s still there when I fall asleep most nights and since we’ve had this routine I’ve been falling as sleep faster and more comfortably than ever before. :)
    (The other cat awkwardly tried it once in imitation, but left almost right away, clearly bewildered. Then again, she’s never seen the point of lying on the bed if I’m not awake to pet her. She prefers finding her own spot.)

  • アリンALYN
    アリンALYN 10 hours ago

    What do you mean "uninvited" ?? I WELCOME my cat with ~loving~ arms. ãłwāýš.

  • Fought a Pidgeon
    Fought a Pidgeon 10 hours ago

    Me and my little brother slept in the same bed with the kitten, and when we both woke up, she was on the ground with her neck broken.

  • 4ONE
    4ONE 11 hours ago

    My cat recognizes my couch as a forbidden territory and refuses to even look at it.

  • MissKennedy18
    MissKennedy18 12 hours ago +1

    I sleep with 4 of my 5 kitties every night

  • Wells Shewench
    Wells Shewench 14 hours ago

    I absolutely adore my three moggies. I have grown up with cats, they have always been a part of my life and always have their own styles and personalities. We love them, feed them, play with them but not one of them have been kind enough not to present me their arse during snuggle time..Pler! Pler! 'Don't show me that bit'...lol

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  • Annette Perkins
    Annette Perkins 19 hours ago

    We have two cats. The family cat likes to sleep next to my pillow, day or night. She used to be quite distant from anyone. I love having her on my bed!I have a cat that is just over a year old and so still quite playful.

  • princessfoxy 50
    princessfoxy 50 19 hours ago

    My cat sleeps with me if I close the door I will not hear the end of it she is something else 😂. But I love her and feel safe when she is by my side.

  • Amanda Stonebank
    Amanda Stonebank 20 hours ago

    One of my rescued kitties, Halie, was feral, so she was always a little bit stand-offish, but as lovable as she could be. Ever since she had a scary experience by having to stay overnight at the animal hospital for 3 nights, things have certainly changed!! She is amazingly affectionate, cuddly and very talkative! I think she's just so happy to be home, that she's become super-lovable, si that I don't bring her back there!! Whatever the reason, my shy girl is now very much a love-bug!!

  • Joe Sullivan
    Joe Sullivan 21 hour ago

    My handsome little fella sleeps with me every night. He digs his head into my neck while kneading my shoulder. He loves to give these big wet kisses and hugs just purrs away, I love my little Mr. AydelVise😻😻

  • bovlap
    bovlap 22 hours ago

    What if you turn over and sufficate your cat?

  • muffika1
    muffika1 22 hours ago

    I havent had my cat sleep with me since she was an outside cat, but, each time I got home from school, I would sit down on our porch and be with her. During cold winters, I'd open my coat, and she'd jump in, and relax with me, while purring so, so loud. And during summer, just lay down into the grass and be lazy with each other. Each time she cleaned herself, and I was petting he, she'd clean my hand as well. Sadly she passed away 3 years ago due to breast cancer and even though we tried everything to save her, it did not work in the end. Missing her greatly, as she was truly someone I could count on even on my worst days, making them just that much better.

    R WARRIOR 22 hours ago

    My cat sleeps on me...lol

  • Debbie Palmer
    Debbie Palmer Day ago

    I love that, they consider you as good as a cat. So cute. x

  • sfbuck415
    sfbuck415 Day ago

    I wonder why she sleeps on the same spot every time, ever since she was a baby. I got a new apartment and a new bed and always she still sleeps on the lower right corner.

  • keguni
    keguni Day ago

    My cat used to get jealous of the stuffed animals I always tucked under my arm when I went to bed, so he would jump up and paw at my arm until I got rid of the stuffed animal, and then he would nose his way under my arm to replace it. We'd cuddle like that all night... I miss him.

  • J.A.Ratt85
    J.A.Ratt85 Day ago

    It's been 11 years since my cat died.. still haven't gotten over it, wish I could have a new one. I miss having a cat. Lexington would let me use him as a pillow when I was younger and also learned to let me lay with my arm under his head and his arms around my arm.


    My pets (past and present) have always slept with me😀😀 It’s their bed and home too; share and share alike😀❤️😀❤️

  • Janis Fallstich
    Janis Fallstich Day ago

    My male cat, whose birth I was privileged to witness, slept on my hip every night. He lived to be 15 years and 6 months old. I miss him every single day. I have 2 females now, they aren't nearly as affectionate but they do sleep on the bed.

  • SandHibiscus
    SandHibiscus Day ago

    Hmm... My cat doesn't sleep on my bed but she always sleeps in my room. Is this a good thing?

  • Amy Sunshine
    Amy Sunshine Day ago

    My cat sometimes sleeps on top of me

  • Len Waugh
    Len Waugh Day ago

    Next to? haha... I wish. On top of me most nights.... she likes the belly matress.

  • anna Last
    anna Last Day ago +2

    All true.......we are a happy CAT owning family. Always owned cats, can't live w/out plural cats. Mine sleep on my bed, but they don't sleep in my bed unless I'm in it. They visit all the beds thru the night, (go visiting) we have 3 cats, they play "musical" beds. I don't go to bed unless the cat is there, if they are not there I go looking for them. Just one call of their names & they come upstairs. Can't sleep w/out the cat(s). I worked on a cruise ship once. shipboard entertainers would draw straws to get the "SHIP" cat when one of them went on vacation. Most of the time the ship Captain would get the cat because he "RANKED" the highest. The cat would hang out on the bridge! he had a "birds eye" view of everything going on. LUCKY CAPTAIN. LUCKY CAT.

  • nicholascremato
    nicholascremato Day ago

    My cat is convinced that it's her bed, if I get up she quickly moves into my spot and will sometimes even fight me for it, to get her way. After I finally get back into bed she will instantly climb back on top of me then walk off and snuggle next to me.

  • Chris Casa
    Chris Casa Day ago

    My cat, Aslan, doesn't sleep with us; he permits us to sleep in his bed occasionally.

  • Pvt Skulker
    Pvt Skulker Day ago

    My cat is constantly trying to suck my soul for Satan. I find it a fun game to play and always win, so far.

  • Coloris
    Coloris Day ago

    I had this one cat once
    He'd sleep on my pillow above my head

  • Candice Perry
    Candice Perry Day ago

    My cat likes to cuddle&sleep with me

  • suki craft
    suki craft Day ago

    Unforunately my cat talks ALL the time. I've had to stop him coming at night because he wakes me up 3/4 times a night😣

  • Iridescenties
    Iridescenties Day ago

    Im lying in bed with my cat on my back while watching this video :D

  • StarWars Universe

    My kitten Boo is my little protecter so every other night she sleeps with me I love her so much

  • bvbArmyforever2013

    I had to give my baby away. She slept next to me all the time and I loved her

  • Marshal Schiwart

    One of my cats always sleeps in between my legs resting her head on my downward region if you know what I mean. I tend to move a lot in my sleep but before I wake and after I wake she’ll be there. My other cat lays to my left side, sometimes they’ll both be at opposite ends of the bed like guarding me lol

  • Magi MiteinemG
    Magi MiteinemG Day ago

    My cat always wants so sleep under my blanket snuggled against my belly, which is better than any medication when I'm on my period

  • lizzy
    lizzy Day ago

    "Can help you fall asleep easier" unless they are fat fuzzballs who for some reason like to plop right down on your chest/neck and make it very hard to breath. I love my little lady but she is a pain when I'm trying to sleep.

  • Box Addict
    Box Addict Day ago

    They are guarding the slave

  • Molly Ray
    Molly Ray Day ago

    My cats things my shoulder and neck are his bed lol

  • ItsYaGurlSofiYT
    ItsYaGurlSofiYT Day ago

    1:17 lmao

  • Travis Bull
    Travis Bull Day ago

    I miss my little black puma, she loved me and was my daughter's protector, she would get so into me rubbing her head and ears that she would purr and drool at the same time her eyes would roll back in her head, and every early morning she would be there in the kitchen with me! It just made my days so much better! I guess it's time too visit the shelter and see what cats are there and let one of them choose me. Not me choosing them!

  • RobandDeb Foreman

    Thank you Prezli!!!!

  • SweBass
    SweBass Day ago

    I want to sleep 15 hours a day too.

  • Prezli
    Prezli Day ago

    That’s kind of a silly question....of course my CATS sleep N bed, next 2 me, & I will hug them & kiss them & call them George😽

  • Idlan Bruhanuddin

    as i watch this vid...my cat is sleepin on me rite now.....XD

  • Melanie Horner
    Melanie Horner 2 days ago

    Several years ago I happened upon a feral cat giving birth in my barn. She was startled and ran, never to return. She'd left behind 2 babies. 1 of which was still wet from birth and she'd not had a chance to clean it.
    Anyhow! I managed to hand raise them both. They were something else. The boy was so rotten. He would fetch,play dead if you "shot" him, could open kitchen and bathroom cabinets and any doors with a lever-type handle. He also learned to turn the bathroom sink faucet on(it was kind of loose already) eventually that's the only place he would drink water from. I learned to not wear earrings to bed. He always wanted to sleep with me or on my chest. When I'd fall asleep he'd start messing with my earrings to the point he'd get them out of my ears! Best cat I ever had ❤️

  • dinavienna
    dinavienna 2 days ago

    it is relaxing and comforting so loving..

  • America
    America 2 days ago

    My cat is *edgy*

  • Nicole
    Nicole 2 days ago

    I miss my furkids😞💔

  • Jane Norton
    Jane Norton 2 days ago

    Her purring is like sleep medication for me...

  • Susan Charles
    Susan Charles 2 days ago

    I have four tom cats that sleep on my bed , I have been their mummy since their mom died when they were tiny kittens.. I love them and they thinks I am their cat mummy...

  • Inkling Jessy
    Inkling Jessy 2 days ago

    My kitten, Jack he ALWAYS go on my bed in the night. Even in mornings he waits until I get up and I give him food before school. My kitten Timmy doesn't really go on my bed but he likes to look outside Windows.

  • мємσяy
    мємσяy 2 days ago

    You mean why doesn't he

  • Mak Keene
    Mak Keene 2 days ago

    I didn't focus on the subject of the video, i just said "AWWWWW!!!" throughout the entire video.

  • Krissi_Best
    Krissi_Best 2 days ago

    I was watching this video on my bed and my cat was with me😂

  • Sweet Sweet
    Sweet Sweet 2 days ago

    Better than people company any day

  • Givemeafinname
    Givemeafinname 2 days ago

    I couldn't even go to the bathroom without my cat following me.

  • glitchez
    glitchez 2 days ago


  • 123rockstar2010
    123rockstar2010 2 days ago +2

    If you love cats, you are looking for love. If you love dogs, you are looking to be loved. If you love both, well, you are looking for both. Stay happy!

  • izyan esa
    izyan esa 2 days ago

    No 4 100% my cat...i have to sleep little corner while she taking over the bed

  • Potato4life RBLX
    Potato4life RBLX 2 days ago

    my cat sleeps in my face lol

  • CharVilla1001
    CharVilla1001 2 days ago

    I go to sleep and she's sleeping in her bed. Then my mom wakes me up and she's right next to me, sleeping. And it's like "wtf, weren't you sleeping in your bed??" But it makes me incredibly happy to see that I am apart of her territory. Despite my best efforts to keep her clean and safe from sickness (she hates liquidous stuff and that's all I've given her,) she still seems to enjoy my company.

  • Meep-Morp Queen
    Meep-Morp Queen 2 days ago

    My cat sleeps in between my legs

  • DeenanTheKemon I
    DeenanTheKemon I 3 days ago

    Mine will have a place on.my bed til the day hes no more, he is my best friend, my first pet, my brother from another species.

  • Abby Animates
    Abby Animates 3 days ago

    My cat lays on the cold tile floor EXPLAIN THAT

  • Sause The lover of chronic gamer

    My cat sleeps in my bed when I leave for work and when I come home he's still there

  • bronte1987
    bronte1987 3 days ago

    Clavin,"I guess all that fur must be strictly ornamental". (Clavin and Hobbes) 🐅

  • Cassidy Spurck
    Cassidy Spurck 3 days ago

    For a long time, even with my husband, I struggled to sleep. Over the last year, i was having night terrors frequently or panic attacks in my sleep. My special cat would become aware of it and lay herself across me and purr. It is comforting, and I was able to sleep again. She helped with surgical pain by being extra pressure against my abdomen, which relieved my muscles. Due to that surgery, I have lost a lot of weight and have been cold, so she helps to be that extra bit of warmth The handful of times I have had to be away from her, I couldnt sleep.
    She does think it is her bed, though, because she yells at me if I move her at all.

  • Belal DarkneSS
    Belal DarkneSS 3 days ago +1

    their breath and purring creates vibration and sounds that can heal anxiety, sure hugging a dog helps with anxiety, but your dog won't purr.
    one of the most viscous killers (3rd viscous in all of the animal kingdom) a true Narcissistic psychopathic Sadist who enjoys torturing smaller animals, is also opening its heart to you and wants to give you true love, and that means a lot.

  • Master ASH
    Master ASH 3 days ago

    I don't have a cat, but I have a dog who I sleep next to.

  • Anne Goodin
    Anne Goodin 3 days ago

    It gets interesting when your kitties hear something in the middle of the night and you’re sure there is an invader!
    They wake up and stare out into the hallway......🙀😳

  • Yael //
    Yael // 3 days ago

    Thank you for such a lovely video! My family recently had to put down our 16 year old cat, which has been extremely difficult. Content like this reminds me that there are plenty more cats to love that would be right at home in the family

  • Ravyn Liam
    Ravyn Liam 3 days ago

    My Lola not only sleeps in my bed, she likes to sleep on me. I’m sure it’s from when she was a kitten. She had been abandoned in a taped up box at 3 weeks. So I had to bottle feed her & she needed the warmth & comfort being separated from her mother so soon. She still tries to tuck her entire self into the crook of my neck. She even gets mad at me for not lying down when she’s tired so she can sleep 🤣

  • Angry Devil Gamer
    Angry Devil Gamer 3 days ago

    It isn't just the cat the sleeps on my bed when i'm at my Mums but when at my Nans the dog sleeps on the bed with me

  • Intergalactic Garbage

    this video is the purest thing i've seen today

  • Chris Elyea
    Chris Elyea 3 days ago

    He did every night. Maybe that's why I haven't been sleeping well since his passing 3 weeks ago. And on the 27th it will be my first birthday without him since I got him.😫

  • Prime gamer32
    Prime gamer32 3 days ago +1

    Amazing video cats are awesome :-)

  • Faux Manchu
    Faux Manchu 3 days ago

    God created the cat so that man can caress the tiger. 😸😽😻😹🙀

  • G Howard
    G Howard 3 days ago

    We love cats

  • Rachael Hutchings
    Rachael Hutchings 3 days ago

    My cat likes to lie on my bed, head boots me where her wet noes goes in my mouth, gross, lol. She sleeps towards the end of the bed cus she's has been knocked off a few times when I'm asleep 😥 .When asleep she goes closest to the bedroom door to protect her territory. When I let this stray kitten stay in our house overnight l kept the kittie in the spare room one night I left the door open to the spare room, Bunny my cat slept by my head right next to it like on guard all night, satup, didn't move an inch, bless her. I didn't do that again because she was so protective and it stressed her out. 😍😍😍😍 oh the love I feel for her. 😍😍😍

  • Janina Schröder
    Janina Schröder 3 days ago

    My beloved cat died 1 week ago. She used to sleep beside my right side every night. Beautiful 18 years.......

  • Little Sailor
    Little Sailor 3 days ago

    I don't sleep with my cat because he snores very loud

  • Freelance opportunist

    In bed with my two cats now

  • hegotaspare
    hegotaspare 3 days ago

    lmao at 1:08

  • Hamilton ate my soul

    I love my cat laying with me cuz he always purrs and that rakky relaxes me

  • sharona sh
    sharona sh 3 days ago

    They think youre their mom

  • Vladimir Philippe
    Vladimir Philippe 3 days ago

    I don't think the four I have know any other place to sleep.

  • Angel Bookman
    Angel Bookman 3 days ago

    The look at 1:20 though!! "Can I help you??" lolol Mine sleeps UNDER the blanket...she is one in a million!!