If your cat has been sleeping on your bed a lot, you might be wondering why and what you can do about it. This post will show you a number of possible causes and what you can do about them.

So, why does my cat sleep on my bed? Possible reasons why your cat sleeps on your bed are that it finds your bed comfortable, it smells your scent on your bed, separation anxiety, or because it feels safer in your bedroom.

There are actually a number of possible reasons why your cat has been doing it 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 a number of things you can do about it.

Why does my cat sleep on my bed?

Below are a number of possible causes and what would make each of them more likely to be the main cause.

Comfort

The cause could also be that your cat simply finds the bed comfortable. This would be more likely if your cat tends to sleep on your bed at random times and it does not seem to be looking for attention when it does it.

It smells your scent

The reason why your cat sleeps on your bed might be that it makes your cat feel safer because your bed has your scent on it. This would be more likely to be the reason why your cat does it if it tends to sleep on your bed when you are away and if it tends to sleep where you are when you are home.

Separation anxiety

It could also be the case that your cat has been doing it due to having some separation anxiety and the scent on your bed calms your cat down when you are not around. This would be more likely if your cat tends to start being anxious when you are leaving and if it sleeps on other things with your bed on when you are not around. It would also be more likely if your cat doesn’t sleep on your bed when you are around and if it follows you around a lot.

It feels safer

If your cat sleeps on your bed at night, the cause could also be that it feels safer when it sleeps in your room. This would be more likely if your cat also sleeps in the same room as you during the day as well.

Things to consider

Below are some things to consider when figuring out the main reason why your cat has been doing it.

If your cat has always slept on your bed

If your cat did not always sleep on your bed, it would help to consider if anything else changed when your cat first started doing it. If it started doing it suddenly, it might be because you started using a laundry detergent that smells different or because another spot, that it liked to sleep in, became unavailable to it.

What is different when your cat does not sleep on your bed

If your cat does not always sleep on your bed, it would help to consider what is different when your cat does not do it. For example, if your cat only seems to be doing it when you are not around, it might be the case that it has been doing it because it likes your scent on your bed which calms your cat down.

How to get my cat to stop sleeping on my bed?

Below are some options you have when dealing with the behavior.

Give it another place to sleep

One option would be to give your cat another spot where it can sleep. One way to do this could be to get a cat bed and to put it in your bedroom.

Let it do it or shut it out

If it has not been bothering you, another option would be to simply let your cat continue doing it. Alternatively, you could try preventing it from entering your room and giving it another place to sleep.

Limit reasons why it might get anxious without you

It would also help to limit reasons why your cat might get anxious when you are not around. Ways to do so could include letting your cat stay in a different room that is also quiet.

Why does my cat sleep on the corner of my bed?

If your cat has been sleeping on the corner of your bed, it could be because it finds it comfortable there or because it feels safer in your bedroom. It would help to consider the timing of when your cat tends to sleep there.

Why is my cat suddenly sleeping on my bed?

If your cat has started sleeping on your bed suddenly, it could be because another place that it likes to sleep in became unavailable to it or because your cat realized that it finds your bed comfortable.

Why does my cat sleep on my bed at night?

If your cat only sleeps on your bed at night, it would be more likely to be that your cat feels safer in your bedroom and when it is around you.

Why does my cat sleep on my bed during the day?

If your cat sleeps on your bed during the day, it could be because your cat feels safer in your bedroom, or because it finds your bed comfortable. It would help to consider if your cat tends to sleep in there when you are not around or if it does it at random times.

Why does my cat sleep on my bed when I am gone?

If your cat sleeps on your bed while you are away, it would be more likely that your cat finds your bed comfortable and that it feels safer in your bedroom.

Why does my cat sleep on my bed with me?

If your cat also follows you around during the day, the cause would be likely to be that it feels safer around you. If your cat only sleeps with you in the morning, it would be more likely that it is waiting for you to feed it.

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