Like the title says, why do cats need so much sleep?
My cats sleep all day long, why is that?
If you have a cat or have had cats before, you know that they spend most of their day sleeping.
This does not mean that you have a lazy cat, this behavior is completely natural.
Wild cats sleep en masse to retain their energy, so they are alert and ready to hunt when given the opportunity.
Believe it or not, but it’s for exactly the same reason that your couch-loving cat sleeps all day.
Another reason that cats will sleep a lot during the day is that they are crepuscular. This means that they are most active around dawn and dusk.
When you feed your cat in the morning, he will therefore go straight to his favorite place and rest most of the day.
Cats can sleep up to 16, or even 20 hours a day, but most of the time they just rest rather than sleep soundly. The cat is resting, but is still aware of its surroundings.
You will often see dormant cats touching their ears like small radar disks facing a sound they hear. They do this to be able to act quickly if they think they are in danger.
Cats can also sleep soundly and dream.
However, this type of sleep usually occurs in small batches, and they go in and out of animal sleep while resting.
You will notice that cats sleep more as they get older.
If you have a kitten, you will notice that he can go from deep sleep to completely awake in an instant, this is completely normal.
If your cat sleeps a lot and seems hairless and uninterested in food and math, something could be wrong.
It is best to take it to the vet for an examination to be on the safe side.