Should You Let Your Cat Sleep Next to You?

January 15, 2019 11 Comments

Should You Let Your Cat Sleep Next to You?

In last week's blog post, I talked about what it means when your kitty sleeps next to you. There was a lot of debate in the comments section as to whether or not you should let your furry friend sleep next to you.

And, in this blog post, that's something that I wanted to go over. 

Let's get started!

There are two schools of thought when it comes to letting your pet sleep with you on your bed. 

I believe that every person is different which is why I think you should decide this on your own. So, I have decided to share the pros and cons of letting your kitty sleep in your bed. 

Here we go. 

Pros Of Your Cat Sleeping With You

Following are some of the pros of letting your cat sleep with you in your bed:

  • Warm and Cosy – You and your cat are both winning as you get to share the heat of the bed. Snuggling next to a loved one at the end of the day is something to look forward to!
  • Stress Relief – When you’ve had a particularly stressful day, there’s nothing more calming than getting into bed with your favorite fur baby and reading a good book or watching Netflix. Your kitty is good for your stress levels

Bond with your cat – As with any relationship, the more time you spend with your furry friend, the greater your bond will be. Most people are under the false assumption that cats are independent and don’t need a lot of time and attention---that’s just bonkers!

Cons Of Your Cat Sleeping With You

  • Dirty Feet – Outdoor cats are particularly dirty at the end of the day and bring all sorts of mud and dirt on their paws to your bed. Add to that, your cat may toileting outside or using a litter tray and could transfer some of this dirt onto your bed
  • Cats don’t sleep through the night– As is the case with my kitty, cats like to be active at night as they spend a lot of the day sleeping. So, your cat can successfully disturb your sleep!
  • Allergies – For some people, cat hair in the bed causes them to get allergies. You can develop an allergy to pets that you never had before if you spend a lot of time in close contact with them!

Where do you stand in this debate? Do you let your cat sleep on your bed? Let us know in the comments.


11 Responses

Suzie
Suzie

February 04, 2019

My cat likes her own bed in my room so that she can choose when to join me.

Susan Patton
Susan Patton

January 31, 2019

What do you mean “let”? They are cats. I am not in charge.

Susan H Lines
Susan H Lines

January 31, 2019

I’m in my mid-60s and have been sleeping with cats since I was a teenager. I’ve found that cats adjust to our rhythms and routines and most of mine sleep through the night with me. My husband had never had cats but he’s adjusted quite well and has had no adverse affects.

Eileen Rex
Eileen Rex

January 28, 2019

What is the point of having a cat if they don’t sleep 💤 with you. They love it as much as I do

Laura Willson
Laura Willson

January 28, 2019

I absolutely love sleeping with my two fur babies. In fact I’m a “mommy sandwich”, one in the bend of my knees, on top of the covers, and the other curled against my stomach, under the covers. Nothing makes me feel more loved, and it calms me to sleep. My husband and I love waking up each morning with all our “ family” in the bed. We have no human children, only feline children😻😻

Lena Fikiori
Lena Fikiori

January 28, 2019

I always sleep with my cat, since I was a kid. Nothing happened. But my cats always stays inside.
As to the hair it’s a little problem. Anyway when you have a cat all your clothes have plenty of cat hair.

Jean Harrison McCormic
Jean Harrison McCormic

January 28, 2019

My cat is welcome in my bed! I have slept with cats since age 5, and suffered no ill effects. I can always wash my sheets. You can’t beat that warm cozy purring kitty next to you all night long.

Bonnie Lu   Horne
Bonnie Lu Horne

January 28, 2019

Yes my cats sleep with us.

Wendy
Wendy

January 28, 2019

My cat Boris, sleeps on a pillow above my head and stays there all night! Very comforting!

Sue Onorato
Sue Onorato

January 28, 2019

We have a dozen all-indoor cats and just about all of them sleep with us! While I agree that cats allowed outdoors would be more likely to bring unpleasant things into the bed, I also firmly believe they shouldn’t be outside to begin with! Yes, they take awhile to settle down sometimes but the warmth and comfort we all get from them being there with us far outweighs any negative aspects 😻❤️

Nellie Bourgoin
Nellie Bourgoin

January 28, 2019

I sleep with my dog and cat…

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