Allowing your new kitten to sleep with you on her first night home may help her feel more secure. However, while some kittens sleep through the night, others cat nap, waking up periodically all ready to play. If kitty’s nocturnal antics are keeping you from sleeping, you may need to confine her to her own room with safe toys to entertain her. Be prepared for some plaintive meowing. Your kitten has likely never been alone before and that first night can be difficult.
Some cat owners compromise by placing kitty’s bed in their bedroom. This way, she can feel your presence, without actually sharing your bed. But if you go that route, don’t be surprised if a small visitor climbs up in the night.