Can Your Cat Sleep in Your Bed?

A cat that sleeps all day may be ready to race around the room and jump off furniture at 2 a.m.

"An active cat may interrupt your sleep patterns, causing restlessness."

Dr. DeWire advises that cat allergies may cause respiratory problems and impair sleep. "If you have allergies, don't sleep with your cat."

When you share a bed with a sleeping cat, you also share its parasites.

"Fleas, ticks, and intestinal parasites pose a danger to you if your cat wanders outside," Dr. DeWire cautions.

The old wives' story about cats draining the life out of sleeping infants isn't true, so keep cats away of baby's bedroom.