8 Scientific Health Benefits of Owning a Cat

1. You'll Sleep Better

Numerous studies conducted in the UK have shown that people (particularly women) prefer to sleep with their cats  and even claim to sleep better with a feline bedmate.

2. Their Purring Helps To Heal Bones, Tendons And Muscles

A cats purr creates vibrations at a frequency of 20-140 HZ, and studies have shown that frequencies in the 18-35 HZ range have a positive effect on joint mobility after injury.

3. They Can Lower Your Risk Of Heart Disease

Owning a cat may reduce your stress levels, which will reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to studies. 

4. Immunity Boost

In 2002, the National Institutes of Health released a study that found children under a year old who were exposed to a cat to be less likely to develop all kinds of allergies.

5. They Reduce Stress And Anxiety

Having a cat around you can actually trigger the release of calming chemicals in your body which lower your stress and anxiety leves.

6. Even Just Watching Cat Videos Is Good For You

A study of over 7,000 people by Indiana University Bloomington found that watching cat videos on the internet boosts viewers’ energy and positive emotions while decreasing negative feelings.

7. Reduce feelings of loneliness

Cats make great companion animals. They offer an unconditional love that can be equal to (or sometimes even greater than) many human friends and confidants.

8. Relationship Opportunity

Pet owners are generally more trusting and socially sensitive compared to non-pet owners. Our relationships with our pets help us empathize with others, building stronger human connections.