13 Common Cat Sleeping Positions & What They Mean

11. Superman

13 Common Cat Sleeping Positions & What They Mean

This is my personal favorite cat sleeping position. I cannot resist this one. It’s when your cat lies on his belly and stretches out his back paws behind him and his front paws as well. It looks like Superman in flight.

This sleep position is a sign of an extremely relaxed cat, and he can fall into a deep sleep in this comfortable position.

12. Tucked In

13 Common Cat Sleeping Positions & What They Mean

Many cats just love to cuddle up in blankets, on couches, in beds, in drawers, or otherwise covered up and tucked in. These positions maximize body heat for warmth and they also offer protection. It’s a cat’s natural instinct to seek out a safe space for times when he will be most vulnerable.

13. In a Kitty Pile

13 Common Cat Sleeping Positions & What They Mean

Just like with puppy piles, kittens also sleep with their mother and siblings to stay warm and safe. It makes them feel more secure when sleeping with another cat. You’ll often see cats sleep in more exposed positions when they are in a pile with other cats.

If your cats are sleeping together, it’s also a positive indicator of their relationship with one another. It’s another sign of trust that they feel comfortable with their housemates.

Final Thoughts

With your cat sleeping some 70% of his life, it’s no wonder he’s come up with so many different sleeping positions. He needs a safe position to fall into a deep sleep, but he also needs a position where he can lightly doze as he digests his high-protein diet.

By knowing a little more about your cat’s sleeping positions, you can better judge how he’s feeling in his home, and that will make you a better assistant to the real king or queen of the realm!

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