Hello, this is Hamilpet. 😸 😸
As the sweltering heat continues, not only during the day, but also at night..
SO There are many people who can't even sleep easily, right? 🌙🔥
On the other hand, have you ever wondered why our cat sleeps so much all day long? (diffrent from human)
Let's find out with me today!👍
Animals have their own set of sleeping times.
People sleep on average 8 hours a day
About 3 hours for cattle, horses and elephants, 9 hours for chimpanzees, 10 to 15 hours for lions,
And cats sleep about 14 hours.
However, this is true of wild cats, and domestic cats sleep longer.
Why do animals sleep so differently?
The reason is that wild animals have different daily routines depending on the species.
For wild animals, “leisure time = sleep time”, so the amount of sleep time depends on what each animal has to do.
The most important among them is the meal~🍽️
Herbivores eat large amounts of grass and leaves to maintain their size and digest them through a long process.
Most of the day is spent eating and sleeping much shorter.
On the other hand, carnivores find food by hunting and eat them quickly.
Because the meal time is not long, the sleeping time is also much longer than that of herbivores.
That's why wild cats are carnivores, so they sleep very long!
Wild cats also sleep for a long time, but domestic cats spend almost 20 hours a day sleeping.
It is said that the time increases even more as they get older🤓
Cats that live with humans have more time than wild cats because they do not need to find food on their own.
That's why house cats who don't have "things to do" have to sleep longer.
So, cats are born to sleep, and I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that cats get up and eat occasionally just to avoid dying.
So, does a cat that sleeps 20 hours a day dream during that time? 💤💤
The answer is !
Just like humans dream, cats sometimes dream too!
This is called REM sleep (REM).
It has been proven that cats, just like humans, dream during REM sleep!
Sometimes while sleeping, my lips tingle and I move my lips to make a wheezing sound.
Sometimes, my back trembles, and it is most likely that I am dreaming at this time.
And when I'm dreaming, I'm in a deep sleep, so even if I touch the cat, I hardly wake up~
Was today's information useful? 🙂🙂
I just envy a cat that sleeps all day ㅠㅠ😢
It's hot, but I hope you always take care of your health and have a cool day!
See you next time with more useful information!