5 amazing facts about your cat’s sleeping habits

Whether he remains motionless or moves every few hours from your bed to a sunny window ledge or to the fresh kitchen tiles, your cat spends a significant part of his day sleeping. There is no doubt that it is one of his favorite activities. But what do you know about your cat’s sleeping habits? Discover the 5 facts that may surprise you.

1 – The weather affects the cat’s sleeping habits

The weather affects the cat's sleeping habits

Whether you have an indoor or outdoor cat, don’t be surprised that it yawns more and sleeps longer when the rain is forecast.

2-Cats have both REM sleep and no- REM sleep.

Cats have both REM sleep and non- REM sleep.

REM stands for Rapid Eye Movement, and REM and Non-REM are the two forms of sleep that humans experience. According to a study by French physiologist Michael Jouvet, cats experience the same two types of sleep. You can tell when your cat is deeply in REM sleep because her eyes and ears may start to shake.

3-Some cats snore

The cat’s snoring is a real thing! Some cat breeds are more prone to snoring than others, such as Persians and Himalayans, but any cat can snore if it is in a position where its airways become blocked, so don’t worry if you catch your cat sawing a few Z’s from time to time.

4. Cats sleep about 2/3 of their life

Younger cats generally sleep 16 hours a day and older cats can sleep up to 20 hours! Have you ever thought to yourself, “Why do cats sleep thus much?” Originally, cats used most of their energy during shorter hunting periods to feed themselves, so they needed to sleep to conserve their energy and recharge their batteries.

5. Cats stay awake while they sleep

Cats are able to sleep partially. They fall asleep enough to rest, but they are still awake enough to notice the smells or sounds and be able to run away in an instant. However, even when cats are awake, they are never far from sleep.