Why Do Cats Like To Sleep So Much. One thing is for sure: cats know how to sleep. And they sleep a lot. However, so far nobody knows why they sleep so much, but you gotta admit that they are the most adorable creatures when asleep.
As they choose the weirdest place to sleep. Either on top of a dog or in a pot. You name a place and they are there 🙂
Well, it’s a known fact that cats evolved from a long line of hunters and predators and that probably has an effect on their sleeping pattern. Their diet may also play an important role. Since they are on protein rich diet that doesn’t take them a lot of time of the day, they have plenty of time to sleep.
And sometimes all they do is sleep, since they don’t have things to do. Of course this applies for indoor cats. But there is always something you can find for your cat to do and stay awake and entertained.
While newborn cats, well they sleep most of the time, but believe it or not this actually keeps them safe. As they don’t attract attention and by that I mean, they don’t attract predators.
As for the cats in the wild, well they are constantly on alert in order to survive.
While indoor cats are sleeping, they are still active and ready to go into action. And you can see that as all cats while sleeping have their ears rotating and as soon as they hear a noise or sense that someone is coming they open their eyes to check out the situation and if safe they go back to sleep again.
And as I’ve already said at the beginning cats sleep basically anywhere. At the table, on a top of a piano, on the edge, anywhere.
As long as it safe and comfortable enough for it to stretch that body. 🙂 For example when it’s cold it tries to find a shaded place where it can stretch out. While during the cool winter days a cat will try to find a place warm enough, like warm sunshine or next to a heat source.
Another interesting fact is that cats like to sleep in their owners’ beds. And people who use this method actually benefit from it, as it strengthens the human-feline bond and let’s not forget all the warmth and the comfort your cat gives you.
And one last thing. Cats dream, too. But, unfortunately for now we can only guess what they dream about.
By Emilija Spirkoska