Our cute cats are sleep experts. Our fluffy feline friends have a talent for falling asleep any place, any time. And we love to snap pictures and take videos of their sleeping antics.
But why do cats sleep so much?
It may have something to do with their biology. In the wild, cats spend most of their energy on stalking, hunting and killing their prey. This takes up a lot of energy. Obviously our indoor fur babies don't have so much work to do when it comes time to getting their nom noms, but indoor cats will spend energy stalking an insect or a even a dust bunny! And of course, getting you to shake the bowl sometimes takes all their mental powers!
Cats are most active during the twilight hours of dawn and dusk. Since other predators hang out during the darker night time hours and during day time hours, our feline friends have learned to lay low during these times. However, cats are highly adaptable which is one of the things that make them such great pets! What does this mean? It means that most indoor kittehs will adjust their sleeping habits so she can spend more time with you. They will also change their sleep patterns to fit their food schedule.
Cats also are affected by the weather! A cold or rainy day will have them just as groggy as you and looking for cuddles and nuzzles.
Also, the term "cat nap" is named after the famous feline because they tend to doze off for 15 minutes at a time, in a position that allows them to quickly spring into action if need be. But you wouldn't know anything about that, now, would you?