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Defensive Sleeping | Why Cats Sleep Curled Up

Why do cats sleep curled up in a ball? We have our reasons! This might surprise you, but one of them is safety.

One reason cats sleep curled up in a ball is safety

Is your cat’s favorite position sleeping cured up in a ball?

Why do cats sleep curled up in a ball, Thomasina? Isn’t that uncomfortable?
— Concerned Cat Mom

Hi Concerned!

Don’t worry. Your cat’s fine sleeping curled up in a ball. And when she starts to feel uncomfortable, she can always stretch out!

I lived outside for a long time before I moved in here, so I guess I’m a defensive sleeper. I feel warm and safe sleeping curled up in a ball with my very fluffy tail covering my eyes. Believe it or not, my favorite place to sleep is a round sink. It’s just the right shape and size.

Why Cats Sleep Curled Up