In addition to preventing your own discomfort, it really helps your cat! It stimulates blood circulation, removes any dirt, and helps you spot any of those pesky fleas.
Brushing is also a great way to bond with your cat. Most cats really enjoy brushing and it gives you some intimate one-on-one time. Throw in some treats for good measure!
2-3 times per week is great for short hair, daily for long hair! If you have a long hair cat that mats frequently, you might need some other tools in your arsenal!
The two brushes in this video are shown below!