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Why does my cat sleep with me and not my husband?

Cats are super independent animals; even the most affectionate ones seem like they could survive without us. That’s why many cat parents, beginners, and experts, are still surprised that their cats can be alone all day in their activities, but when the night comes, it always comes back in time to sleep curled up next to them. But have you noticed that your cat always rests with the same person? “Why does my cat sleep with me and not my husband?

Your cat doesn’t sleep there just because the bed is comfortable but because she wants to sleep with you or maybe, if you’re unlucky, with your partner. If you’ve ever wondered why your cat seems to have chosen you as her favorite person to sleep with, and you don’t know why here are a few facts that I am sure will save you several jealous comments from your partner. We all like to be the favorite.

How do cats choose who to sleep with?

First, you’ll need to ensure that your cat prefers to sleep with you and not that she sleeps with you because she likes where you sleep. It may be that, like you, your cat has a soft spot on the right side of the bed, perhaps because it is closer to the door or because that side of the room is warmer. Try it and switch places with your partner; if your cat returns to sleep with you, you’ll be sure it’s you.

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If you are the chosen one, it is most likely because your cat has picked you as her favorite human; congratulations! There are also many reasons why a cat may choose you. For example, you spend more time at home, and she is used to being with you. Perhaps you serve her tasty food, clean her litter box, play with her more often, or maybe she is more compatible with your temperament than your partner’s. The reasons can be endless.

OK, but why does my cat sleep with me and not my husband?

Now, the million-dollar question is, why a cat prefers to sleep with one person and not with another? Just to let you know, it may be due to one reason or many. Let’s find out.

1. Affection

I’m going to start with the reason I’m sure you’re hoping to find, if your cat sleeps with you, it’s because you two have a great bond of love and trust, and yes, this means your cat loves you. Contrary to what many people think, cats are affectionate furries that enjoy spending time with their family, receiving hundreds of cuddles, and giving out occasional licks, love bites, and purrs.

2. Warm and comfort

Have you noticed that your cat loves sunbathing in the summer or lying by the radiator on cold days? Cats enjoy the heat, and this is because their body temperature is usually around 100 degrees, so they always prefer warm climates. That’s why, when it gets dark, they search for warmth, and what better than sleeping on a fluffy bed with soft blankets and an inexhaustible source of heat? You!

Yes, that’s right, our body radiates heat that our cats know how to take advantage of very well. Your cat might even prefer to sleep between your legs for extra heat. Now you know, if your cat snuggles with you, maybe she’s a little cold.

3. Safety

As cat parents, we are caretakers and guardians of our little furball, and she knows it; that’s why when your cat needs to sleep for several hours, she prefers to do it next to you because she feels safe. When your cat sleeps, she is vulnerable and exposed to any predator that could attack her, so if your cat sleeps with you, she trusts that she can take a long snooze without worrying because you will be vigilant (don’t tell her you were sleeping too). Tell me if there is other proof of love.

4. A matter of habit

Cats are creatures of habit, so it is very likely that if your cat falls asleep with you one day, she will continue to do so since it has become a habit for her. But don’t think it was pure coincidence, oh no, our beautiful cats are very clever and always think about their comfort and safety before everything else, so if you are one of those who move a lot or gets up at night, chances are that the lucky one won’t be you.

Is it safe to sleep with my cat?

Are you worried there might be a risk to your health if you sleep with your cat? You can relax because there is no problem, the most significant risk is that you may have allergic reactions due to your cat’s dander and fur, but most likely, if you have a cat, it’s because you have no allergies. Some studies suggest that sleeping with our beloved kitty favors a more restful sleep since its company relaxes and comforts.

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The only problem we can think of is that your cat doesn’t let you sleep because you are a light sleeper. In these cases, we suggest you create a comfortable, warm, and fluffy space for your cat to sleep and leave a sock or a shirt with your scent. This way, she will feel more comfortable in her new bed.

Why does my cat sleep with me and not my husband? Final Words

There you have it. These are the main reasons your cat may prefer to sleep with you and not with your husband, but remember that every cat is special and unique. The real reason may be something else entirely. The important thing is that you enjoy spending time with your beloved feline friend.

Who does your cat sleep with? Does your cat have a favorite person? Do you think there’s another reason your cat sleeps with you and not your husband? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.

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