Cats are mysterious and like to spend time alone. Cat owners are always trying to understand their behaviour. Cats have unconventional behaviour which makes it difficult for cat owners to understand what their cat wants or needs. Cats are keen observers and to understand them you need to be a keen observer too. Watching their sleeping positions is a good option, to begin with. Cats have a strong sense of primal instincts that they have carried on from their wild relatives. These strong instincts are quite obviously displayed in a cats behaviour, conditioned you to know how to read them. So what’s a cat sleeping position means?

cats sleeping positions explained
The curled position

This is quite common among cats. You must have seen your kitty curled up cosily on your bed, sleeping with its tail swooping its body and its head tucked in. This is classic of cats, this way they try to retain as much heat as possible in cold conditions. This signifies that your cat is resting in deep sleep and do not want to engage in any communication. Wild cats also curl up and sleep to conserve heat during the night and preserve their vital organs from an unexpected attack. If you see you cat in this position its best you leave her alone.

Cat sleeping curled
Cat in a box

It is quite funny and adorable to randomly find your cat cosily tucked inside a cardboard box. Cats seek comfort and safety in seclusion. Generally, cats living in a household with children or a lot of members display this behaviour. They go in solitude, find a nice cardboard box big enough to fit in and sleep. Cats like to sleep in small closed spaces, it makes them feel safe.

cat sleeping inside box
Belly towards the ceiling

Have you ever found your feline sleeping with its belly towards the ceiling? It is a cat sleeping in a weird position. Well, it has a profound meaning attached to it. A cat is aware that its stomach is the most sensitive and vulnerable area. If it sleeps with its belly pointing the ceiling and legs at odd angles, it means that she trusts the surrounding and people around her. If something were to happen while they’re lying on their back, it’ll take too long to jump to their feet. The belly-up sleeping position shows they’re fairly certain they’re not going to be attacked.


cat sleeping with its belly towards the ceiling.
Cat Loaf position

Cat sleeps in a loaf position when she wants to relax but also wants to be alert at the same time. In a loaf position with its paws tucked inside, a cat never goes into a deep sleep but only takes a nap. I required this position is beneficial to make quick movements and also cushions them to rest comfortably.

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