All About Cat Sleep How Much Cats Should Be Sleeping

All About Cat Sleep
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Cats are great nappers, and they do need a lot of sleep. But did you know they can be affected by sleep disorders? Learn what you need to know here.

Cats are famous for their love of sleep -- so much so that a nap is named after them! Despite this snoozy reputation, many owners don’t know exactly how much sleep their cat should be getting, or that it’s possible for cats to suffer from sleep disorders. Here we’ll cover what you need to know when it comes to cats at rest.

How Much Do Cats Sleep?

Answer: a lot! But how much sleep is appropriate, and when is it time to take a closer look at your cat’s sleeping habits? Here we'll explore both of these questions and explain why cats spend so much time in slumberland.

Is Your Not Sleeping Enough?

It can be difficult to keep track of exactly how much time your cat spends asleep, but as a responsible owner you should notice any unusual behaviors -- and for cats, missing out on sleep is rather unusual. Restlessness in a cat could mean any number of things, including illness, injury, or lack of stimulation in their life. Learn how to help your cat sleep better.

Common Cat Sleep Disorders

Not all cats are perfect sleepers, and in fact many suffer from sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and restlessness or insomnia. How can you tell if your cat is dealing with a sleep disorder, and what steps can you take to help them? Learn about the symptoms and treatments of the most common feline sleep problems.

This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the professional advice of, or diagnosis or treatment by, your veterinarian with respect to your pet. It has, however, been verified by a licensed veterinarian for accuracy.

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