Spending the night huddled against your soft ball of hair is attractive, but know that you are doing so at the risk of your health.
Cats are champions of sleep, an activity to which they can devote about fifteen hours a day, but their sleep cycle differs from ours. A cat that has slept all day can be in Olympic shape at two in the morning and start jumping from furniture to furniture and running all over the place.
In addition to its athletic prowess, it is quite possible that your cat snores, gets its claws or, quite simply, that it demands your attention during your hours of sleep, which can seriously affect the quality of your rest and you leave drowsy and lethargic for the whole day. A Mayo Clinic Sleep Disorders Study found that 20% of patients who sleep with their cats have disturbed sleep.
Pay attention to these signs that your sleep is of poor quality.
Exposure to impurities in the litter box
DAVYNIA/SHUTTERSTOCKCat litter boxes are unsavory places where cat‘s claws can carry some debris that could end up in your bed. Rubber mats placed outside the bottom can reduce the amount of debris that will then be dragged into your home, but you can never completely eliminate this risk unless you make your bed a no-cat area.