When do cats sleep and why
Do you often see your cat sleeping and wonder about its sleep cycle?
A cat spends a very large part of its day sleeping. He sleeps between 12 and 16 hours a day. Your kitten's sleep must be of good quality in order for him to be in good health.
But don't panic, we are passionate about this subject and know exactly how to help you. In this article, you will discover :
- When do cats sleep
- Do cats sleep at night?
- Are cats more active at night?
You'll know exactly when your cat usually sleeps. You'll know exactly everything there is to know about it.
Let's find out together now.
When do cats sleep
Cat owners are well aware that these felines sleep a lot. Indeed, cats sleep on average between 12 and 16 hours per day (on average 15 hours a day). Some can even sleep up to 20 hours in a 24-hour period (depending on their age and health). There are few animals that sleep as much as they do.
Cats mainly sleep during the day and are rather active at night (they are lot of energy). This is mainly due to their natural cycle/instinct.
For more information on how your cat sleeps, see the article "How many hours a day does a cat sleep". In this article, you will discover the different types of sleep your cat gets (deep sleep, rem sleep,...).
Do cats sleep at night?
Just like other felines, wild cats are mainly active at night in search of food.
Domestic cats (house cat) have inherited these habits and are therefore active at night.
However, although cats naturally sleep throughout the day and are active at night, their bond with their owners may be stronger than their circadian rhythm. Most domestic cats will adjust their schedules. This means that they are awake to play when you are at home and can curl up with you while you sleep.
What do cats do at night?
When cats are in the wild, they spend a good part of the night hunting small rodents and other small animals for food.
However, once domesticated, the cat no longer needs to hunt specifically for food. It is a pet,
Are cats more active at night?
Cats are twilight animals (active at dusk), which means they are more active between dusk and dawn. They are predators and are programmed to hunt at night.
This is why these felines, even domesticated ones, are more active at night.
To conclude, your cat does not have exactly the same sleep cycle as you do.
You have understood it, cats are crepuscular (twilight hours) because they are naturally predators.
That's why we suggest that you learn more about the sleeping habits of our feline friends in order to better adapt the activities you offer them.
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