Need a Snuggle Kitty? Here's What You Need To Know!
Cats Are Just Soft, Cuddly, Cute, And Warm.
Thus, it is not difficult to see that more than 60% of feline owners let their cats sleep with them on their beds.
However, you might wonder whether you should let your cat sleep with you or not. It’s only natural to think about this especially when you are a loving and responsible owner. You don’t want to put your cat at risk when doing something you haven’t thought of before.
So, before you decide, let us give you some of the benefits and disadvantages of letting your cat sleep with you.
There are a lot of benefits when sleeping with your cat. The number one advantage is that you get to have a company. As social beings, people who sleep with their cat feel more relaxed and secured.
As a result, cats can help reduce your level of stress and anxiety. Even the purring, breathing and rhythmic heartbeat of your cat can help you fall asleep.
During cold weather, it feels more relaxing to sleep with your furry friend. The added warmth of your cat makes your bed more comfortable.
While it seems to be a good idea to sleep with your cat, you also need to consider some potential problems.
One of the most common problems with sleeping with your cat is interrupted sleep and rest. This is especially true when you consider the fact that most cats are nocturnal, meaning they are more active at night.
Additionally, if you are an owner of a playful and active cat, your pet can interfere with your sleep. Waiting for your cat to fall asleep can shorten your rest. Not only that but if you are suffering from insomnia or you are a light sleeper, having a four-legged or two-legged company could spell the difference between sleeping and staying awake.
Another factor you need to consider is cleanliness. Cat fur can easily fall off on your beddings. If you allow your cat to go outside, he may bring dirt and parasite to your bed. This means that you may need to change and wash beddings more often.
If you have asthma or allergy, your cat’s fur and dander may trigger an allergic attack. There might also be some instances when you roll over your bed and put your weight on your cat. This may lead to potential injuries.
To Sleep Or Not To Sleep With You Cat
Now that you have already learned about both sides of the coin, you can now better decide whether to sleep with your cat or not. Please note that the disadvantages of sleeping with your cat could be addressed and solved. For example, if cleanliness is a problem, then proper groom can keep your cat clean and therefore your bed as well.
Since this is a personal decision for you to make, be sure to weigh the pros and cons. If possible, speak to your vet or read more about this topic. The more information that you have, the better your decision will be.
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