This post will show you why your cat stopped sleeping with you and what you can do about it.
So, why did my cat stop sleeping with me? Likely reasons why your cat stopped sleeping with you are that something caused your room to become less comfortable, your cat found another spot it that likes or intimidation.
There are a number of possible reasons why your cat stopped sleeping with you and it might be due to a combination of them. However, there are some things you can consider when figuring out the main cause and there are some things you can do about it.
Reasons why your cat stopped sleeping with you
Below are a number of possible causes and what would make each of them more likely.
Your cat has actually become more comfortable around the home
It could be the case that your cat was initially following you around and sleeping with you because it felt unsafe. Your cat might have stopped doing that because it has become more comfortable around the home. This would be more likely if your cat has stopped showing signs of being anxious and it does not avoid you when you approach it.
A change in the temperature
The cause could be due to a change in the temperature, in your room, at night. If your room has become hotter, and your cat has gone to a colder part of the house, it would be likely that it is trying to stay cool. Whereas, if your room is colder at night and your cat has gone to a warmer part, it would be likely that it is trying to stay warm.
A change in your room
The cause might also be due to another change in your room. If your cat has started sleeping elsewhere since another pet started sleeping in your room, it might have started trying to avoid the pet. Whereas, if your cat has started doing it since your room became noisy at night, your cat might be trying to avoid the noise.
The cause might also be that something has been causing it to get intimidated. This would be more likely if it has started avoiding you since you got mad at it.
Your cat found another spot that it likes
It could also be the case that it has been doing it because it found a spot that is more comfortable. It might find your bed to be too hot, there might not be enough space or you might nudge it too often. It would help to consider if anything might have been causing it to have trouble sleeping with you and to correct it if possible.
Consider what else happened when your cat stopped sleeping with you
It would help to consider what else happened when your cat first started sleeping elsewhere since it might be the case that there was an event that caused it to stop. If it stopped suddenly, it could be due to a change in the temperature, another change in your room, or getting intimidated.
What to do about your cat not sleeping with you anymore
Below are some options you have when dealing with the behavior.
Be calm with it
It could be the case that it has been avoiding you due to feeling threatened. When interacting with your cat, it would help to be calm.
Give it another spot to sleep in
Another option would be to give your cat another spot to sleep in, in your room, instead. One way to do so could be to put down a cat bed in your room.
Let it sleep where it wants
If your cat seems to have been doing it because it found another spot that it likes, another option would be to simply let your cat sleep where it wants and to give it the option to sleep with you if it wants to.