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Cats sleep for most of the day. People lucky enough to have a cat in their family often find them curled up in a warm spot having a snooze. On average cats sleep between 12 and 16 hours every day, which are broken into short cat naps. Are cats the laziest animal around? Cats have a different evolutionary history to humans, so they have their own requirements for rest and recovery. By understanding pet cats we can see that they are not lazy at all.

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1. How Much Do Cats Sleep?

Compared to humans, cats do sleep far more than people do. Most experts recommend that humans sleep for 8 hours for the most beneficial effects. However, cats can sleep for up to 21 hours a day; that’s almost 88% of the time. There is natural variation between individuals, but even the most wakeful cat will sleep for over 12 hours in every 24 which is half of the time.

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