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.
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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