are known for sleeping much of the day. There is a tendency for cats
to be either full of energy or asleep. This is due to their predatory nature.
In the wild they would need bursts of energy to hunt, but have less need
for endurance. Cats have a high level of brain activity while they sleep
which allows them to wake up quickly helping to protect themselves.
are usually night hunters too, which is why your cat may wake you in
morning well before your alarm goes off. Though this can also result
from a cat’s adaptation to human schedule. If a cat’s human companion
is gone for much of the day he will often sleep leaving him plenty of energy
for the middle of the night. This problem can be helped if one plays with
their cat, in essence wearing him out before bed.
Cats often seek out a
warm cozy place to sleep; many prefer to curl up in a bed or box that is
tucked away. However, on hot days you are much more likely to find your
cat sprawled out on the coolest part of the floor. It is normal for cats
to twitch a little when they sleep. It is also believed that a cat won’t
sleep in front of a person unless they completely trust that individual.
Sleep is an important part of a cat’s life, and a well-rested cat
is often a happy cat.