Representatives of the feline family spend 12-16 hours a day in their sleep. By their nature, cats are hunters and during sleep they restore the energy spent in the moments of activity.
Where and how cats prefer to sleep
A cat values comfort highly, so she takes her sleeping position seriously. On a sunny day, she can stretch out on a warm windowsill, on a winter evening, sit under a table lamp on a desk, and the most sophisticated sybaritks prefer to bask on soft pillows.
Felines living in the wild primarily seek to protect their belly from injury and injury. Therefore, a cute pet pussy can suddenly become aggressive if the owner tries to stroke or scratch her furry tummy. Many cats sleep on their stomachs, on their sides, or curled up tightly. If an animal sleeps on its back, it means that it absolutely trusts the people living with it and feels complete safety.
Phases of a cat's sleep
During sleep, the cat's brain continues to work, so she is always ready to respond to possible approaching danger. Feline sleep is divided into 2 phases: deep and superficial. Watching a sleeping cat, you can notice how the phases of sleep replace each other. When a cat falls into a truly deep sleep, it can dream and react to them. Kisa starts meowing through her sleep, wiggling her paws, ears and antennae. Scientists even managed to find out what exactly cats dream about. This can be a survey of unfamiliar terrain, tracking down prey, a fight with competitors, fear of an unknown danger. True, it is not known whether domestic favorites see people in a dream.
People and cats
Many cats love to sleep with their owners. A trusting pussy can comfortably sprawl over a person's stomach or curl up in a ball at their feet. Some superstitious people consider sleeping in the company of a cat dangerous and even try to warn its owner that a furry pet can take away all his strength and energy in a dream. However, true cat lovers tend to ignore such warnings. For them, the proximity of a soft, warm little body and gentle purr are the best lullaby. It is believed that if a cat sleeps on a person, she trusts him infinitely and can even heal his pain and relieve fatigue.
Before falling asleep, the cat yawns long and sweetly. But even after waking up, she also begins to yawn and stretch. The fact is that this procedure allows her to finally wake up and stretch her numb legs.