Monday, August 29, 2011


Dreaming of mice, flies & spiders.

Cats sleep more than almost any other mammal. Realistically, your cat sleeps about twice as much as you do. How much an individual cat sleeps depends on his age, hunger, the temperature and the weather. Like humans, cats go through both Rapid Eye Movement (REM) and non-REM sleep. Although no one can actually ask a cat, the assumption is that your cat dreams during REM sleep. You may notice his whiskers twitch or his eye moving behind his eyelids. The deep non-REM sleep is when the cat's body grows and repairs itself. (from web)

Now that hurricane Irene has left, I wish you all a good sleep.

hugs, Deb


  1. My boy (Mr Boo) sleeps about 18 hours a day, he is 16 and fit. I love cats xx

  2. Thanks, Deb. We weathered it well in the basement - though cleaning up some water in the stairs. Had crated Emma and Copperfield - Emma retreated and slept; but Copperfield was pretty upset - had to cover his crate. Funny how they each respond to stress so differently.
    Miss Kathy

  3. Deb, I think my daughter almost equaled a Cat last week...she did 20 hours straight after she arrived!

  4. Hi Deb, well then there's lot of non-deep REM sleep going on here because the kittens just grows and grows :-) I've often wondered about REM sleep in cats and whether they dream. I often noticed a lot of REM sleep in cats when they've just been rescued (lots of twitchy whiskers and eye movement during sleep). Of course I've got no idea but I have wondered if it's something to do with the stress of the situation they have come from and leaving it behind.

  5. I Love Love to nap, Deb
    REM or not , I don't know. But what I know, Mom said I snore ..tee..hee

  6. Cat napping is an olympic sport - for kitties!