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Why do cats sleep so much?

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Have you ever wondered how many hours a day your cat sleeps? Sometimes it seems like it’s all what they do! And besides that, they appear to possess the magic power to sleep everywhere at any time. Whether it is in the morning, during the day or just in the middle of the night, our little purry friends are always ready to take a good catnap.

Depending on the source, cats sleep an average of 15 hours to as much as a whopping 20 hours per day. And don’t forget, there are only 24 hours in a day! Remember that next time when you think your cat is on an adventure in your garden, it’s probably just sleeping and dreaming about where they can spend their next nap… This means a 12-year old cat has only been awake 4 years of its life!

 Why do cats sleep so much?

But the question remains, do they really need that much sleep? Or are they just living the dream (pun intended)? Cats are biologically programmed to do so, so no need to worry if your cat is sleeping more than 15 hours per day.

Cats are capable of sleeping a lot, but that does not necessarily mean they are always in a deep sleep. According to research, only about 25% of their sleep is actually deep sleep. This means the rest of the time they are lightly snoozing, which allows them to always stay alert enough when there would be any danger around. Maybe the neighbor cat is snooping around again?

Tuck your cat into bed tonight, they need it!

Sweat dreams!

 

My Purry Friends


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