13 Common Cat Sleeping Positions & What They Mean

7. Sideways

13 Common Cat Sleeping Positions & What They Mean

The sideways cat sleeping position is another common position, and it’s similar to the belly up position. It’s not quite as exposed as the belly-up position, but it is still a vulnerable position.

Though they often seem to be in a deep sleep in this position, it’s usually more of a catnap position since it does make your kitty more vulnerable. As with the belly-up position, however, it does mean your cat feels very comfortable in your home and with you around.

8. Paws Across the Face

13 Common Cat Sleeping Positions & What They Mean

This is your cat’s version of a do not disturb sign. It’s a cat sleeping position in which your cat can fall into a truly deep sleep. It’s likely they put their paws in front of their face unconsciously perhaps as a natural instinct for protection. One thing to know is that if you wake your cat up from this position, he will not be in an agreeable mood.

9. Sitting Up

13 Common Cat Sleeping Positions & What They Mean

You’ll often see your cat napping in this position with his tail wrapped around his paws. Usually, he won’t stay asleep for more than 15 or 20 minutes, and it’s another one of those ‘stay alert’ cat sleeping positions. He wants to be able to wake at a moment’s notice.

10. On Top of You

13 Common Cat Sleeping Positions & What They Mean

While this is often not one of the most comfortable positions for you, it is a good sign that you have a very positive relationship with your kitty. Your cat really wants to be close to you, and he is so comfortable with you that he really feels he can let his guard down by sleeping on top of you.

Your cat’s pretty smart too because he knows your arms and legs are more likely to move, so he will often choose your chest or even your back to sleep on. While you might not be able to sleep well, you can take satisfaction from the fact that this is a sign of trust from your friend.

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