Do Cats Like Sleeping Under Blankets?

by Alex Kountry
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Have you ever noticed your cat sleeping under a blanket and wondered if they actually like it or if they’re just trying to stay warm?

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Many people believe that cats hate sleeping under blankets, but the truth is that they actually really enjoy it! Cats sleep under blankets for a variety of reasons, including the fact that it keeps them warm, safe, and comfortable.

Some people think that cats sleep under blankets because they are trying to hide from their humans. However, this is not the case! Cats actually love sleeping next to their humans, and they see blankets as an extension of this. When cats sleep under blankets, it means that they feel safe and secure with their humans.

Cats also enjoy sleeping under blankets because it helps them to conserve their body heat. This is especially true for old or sick cats who might have trouble maintaining their body temperature. By sleeping under a blanket, they can stay warm and comfortable without using up too much energy.

If you have a cat who sleeps under your blanket with you, consider yourself lucky! It is a sign of a strong bond between you and your feline friend.

What Cats Like

While we might think our cats enjoy doing things like sleeping under blankets because we enjoy it, it’s important to remember that cats are different from us. So, what do cats like? In this article, we’ll discuss some of the things that cats enjoy and why they enjoy them.


Many cats enjoy lying on or under a warm blanket. If you notice your cat often napping on top of the clothes hamper, laundry basket, or even in the clean laundry that is still warm from the dryer, this probably means they like things warm. Some cats also enjoy basking in a sunny window.


Cats like to feel safe and secure, and a warm, cozy blanket can help them do that. If your cat feels like they can’t escape from under the blanket, they may be more likely to hide under it or sleep under it. Some cats also enjoy the feeling of being “swaddled” in a soft, warm blanket.


Yes, cats like sleeping under blankets for the same reasons we do — it can be cozy and comfortable! If your cat is snuggled up under a blanket with you, it’s likely because she feels safe and content in your company. Cats are notoriously independent creatures, so this behavior is a sign of trust and affection.

Blankets also provide cats with a sense of security. Many cats feel safest when they’re able to hide away in small, enclosed spaces. When your cat sleeps under a blanket, she’s creating her own little den that gives her a sense of safety and comfort.

If you notice your cat sleeping under a blanket more often than usual, it could be a sign that she’s feeling stressed or anxious. If your cat seems agitated or restless, try placing a blanket over her favorite hiding spot to help her feel more secure.

What Cats Dislike

Some cats may like it if their owner puts a blanket on them while they sleep. However, there are many cats who do not like this at all. If you have a cat that does not like sleeping under blankets, there are a few things you can do to make them more comfortable.

Too much heat

While many cats enjoy snuggling under a warm blanket, too much heat can make them uncomfortable. If your cat feels hot to the touch or starts panting, he may be experiencing heat stress and you should remove the blanket.

Cats are more sensitive to heat than we are and can easily overheat, especially when sleeping under a blanket. If your home is particularly warm or humid, it’s best to keep blankets off your cat altogether.

Too much noise

Cats are very sensitive to sound, and too much noise can be very stressful for them. If you have a lot of loud electronic equipment or if you live in a noisy environment, your cat may appreciate some extra effort to reduce the noise level. There are a number of things you can do to help your cat feel more relaxed, including:

-Using sound-absorbing materials in your home
-Turning off electronics when not in use
-Keeping the volume down on the TV and radio
-Training your cat to respond to a cue (such as a clicker) that means “quiet time”
-Providing your cat with hiding places and safe spaces

Too much movement

Cats are predators, and their instinct is to be on the lookout for potential prey. If they feel something moving around too much, it could be perceived as a threat. That’s why your cat might not be too fond of sleeping under a blanket with you if you tend to move around a lot in your sleep.


It seems that the jury is still out on this one – some cats love sleeping under blankets, while others could care less. If your cat enjoys snuggling up under a blanket, there’s no need to stop them. However, if your cat seems uncomfortable or stressed when blanketed, it’s best to leave them be. As always, if you have any concerns about your cat’s behavior, be sure to consult with your veterinarian.

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Alex Kountry

Alex Kountry is the founder of HayFarmGuy and has been a backyard farmer for over 10 years. Since then he has decided to write helpful articles that will help you become a better backyard farmer and know what to do. He also loves to play tennis and read books


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