Cat owners know that their feline family members provide them with much more than basic companionship and emotional support. They also help them to actually feel better, reduce stress and anxiety, inflammation and infection and promote serotonin production and improved sleep.
A cat’s purr is a scientific wonder, and cat’s create purr vibrations in the range of 20-140 Hz, providing nearby humans with therapeutic benefits, including a lower risk for heart attack, stronger bones, improved blood flow and healthier tissue.
Studies now show that pet owners may live longer, and that the companionship provided by their feline fur babies is far more powerful than a simple human to animal relationship. Cat owners can finally celebrate scientific research supporting what we’ve long known to be true:
Your cats really are good for you.
Lowers Risk of Stroke & Heart Attack
Recent studies show that cat owners are 40% less likely to have heart attacks and 30% less likely to have strokes. This is, in part, because of the calming effect your cat has on your central nervous system and blood pressure, helping you to have a stronger, healthier heart.
Therapeutic Healing Benefits of Purring
A purring cat is a medical miracle of sorts, and a cat’s purr vibrations range between between 20-140 Hz, known to be medically healing for a variety of illnesses. Purr vibrations can help to lower inflammation and blood pressure and promote healing of infection, bones, joints and tendons.
Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Believe it or not, your cat actually stimulates a chemical process in your brain that helps you to feel calm and lower your anxiety. The more time you spend around your cat, especially during times of stress, the more your body begins to release serotonin, a happiness and calming chemical that helps your body to relax and feel at ease.
Lower Risk for Allergies
Studies show that children who grow up in homes with cats have a lower incidence of a wide range of allergies. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, “high pet exposure early in life appears to protect against not only pet allergy but also other types of common allergies, such as allergy to dust mites, ragweed and grass.”
Studies show that not only do cats make for great snoozing partners, but they also improve their owners sleep and provide comfort and relaxation as their owners prepare for sleep. A study in the UK showed that some pet owners actually prefer to sleep with their cats than without them, and while kittens can be disturbing during their youth, adult cats are peaceful and calming at bedtime and during the night.