July 30, 2019

This man’s ‘sleep apnea’ was actually his cat

This man’s ‘sleep apnea’ was actually his cat
Dr. Chris Brown

An investigation into this man’s sleeping disorder uncovered something more amusing than medical. Yes, when it comes to bedtime, cats (and some dogs) demand FBC; full body contact. And here’s why...

While doctors were searching for signs of sleep apnea, they uncovered a level of sleep neediness that many of us can relate to. In fact, according to my most recent pet census, 54% of us share a bed with the furry one. So why do they insist on getting so close?

Well there are two main reasons. First of all, it’s security. Sure they feel more able to protect us if they’re a full body contact bodyguard. But they ALSO feel safer this way. But the biggest reason is actually body warmth. Cats and dogs have a body temperature nearly 2 degrees higher than ours meaning they need more heat to maintain it. This means they’re drawn to our warmest spots. The nook behind your knees, your groin and yes, your neck and face. You’re essentially a human hot water bottle.

But close sleeping also says one more thing. You are their world - the one they truly adore. And that’s enough to warm your heart on even the coldest night...

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