Generally speaking, cats sleep about 10 to 15 hours a day, and individual cats may be able to sleep for about 20 hours. Because cats are hunting animals, most of the time they are sleepy. Most of the time the cat’s sleep is not a deep sleep, but a conscious and alert sleep. Its real sleep time and deep sleep state is about 4 to 5 hours.
From the perspective of feline body functions, cat hunting is an instant and explosive movement that requires a lot of energy to maintain, enough sleep to relieve the fatigue of the body, and prepare the strength and energy for the next hunting. Therefore, most of the time that cats sleep, it is fake sleep, that is, dozing. Studies have shown that three-quarters of cats’ sleep time is dozing, and not completely deep sleep.
The cats sleep rule is: wake up 26 minutes + sleep 78 minutes + wake up 26 minutes + sleep 78 minutes some cycles like this; Scientific research shows that cats can dream like humans, and cat sleep is also divided into two categories: REM (The eyeballs move quickly, just started dreaming) and non-REM (deep sleep).
Scientists have found that almost 30% of cats’ sleep is in the REM sleep stage. At this time, the cat’s brain waves are very similar to our humans. When cats are not dreaming, they are in deep sleep. At this time, their bodies enter the trimming period, bones and muscles begin to regenerate, and the immune system starts to function to resist invasion. When the cat enters deep sleep, it will be very quiet, and the body will regularly rise and fall together. Although the cat’s REM sleep stage accounts for 30% of the total sleep, the cat’s sleep time averages up to about 20 hours, which is why you usually see cats in your family sleeping.
Although the cat’s REM sleep stage accounts for 30% of the total sleep, the cat’s sleep time averages up to about 20 hours, which is why you usually see cats in your family sleeping.
The reason of Cats Sleep Long
You have to know that each animal has its own regularity of rest and schedule, which comes from the decision of body structure and genetic composition. For example, the sleeping time of cattle and horses is about 3 hours; the wolf is 13 hours; the lion is 10-15 hours, and the cat is longer. Sleep time of cat at wild is about 14 hours, and sleep longer at home. The cat owner provide food and drink. The cat doesn’t need to spend any effort to seek food and water. They open eyes are also for eating, drinking, excrement and then going to sleep when done.
Sleepiness of cat does not mean being sick; many cat owner are depressed and anxious: a lively cat, which is sleepiness are sick or not. Now that we know the reason why cats sleep and how long the cats sleep, we should know that cats love to sleep is by nature and does not mean that they are sick! And cats will also adjust their work schedule according to the seasons, and they are more lethargic in summer, which is caused by their own body adjustments. There is no need to worry at all! However, if the cat is sleeping with hair disorder, diarrhea, runny nose and other symptoms, it is caused by illness and should be consulted in time!
In fact, from another angle, if the cat is so drowsy and sleeping for long time, actually it is trustworthy to the cat owner. Because of the meticulous care from the cat owner, cats don’t have to worry about safety, food or drink, so they can sleep without worry and upset.
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