Most wild cats use huge amounts of energy when they hunt and
they need to conserve energy in between their hunting activity.
When a cat (or any living thing for that matter) sleeps, it uses
very little energy. The longer a cat sleeps, the more energy it
conserves and the less often it has to hunt. Although today's
domestic cats don't really need to hunt, their genes are still
the same as before we took them into our homes as pets.
Kittens, especially, will sleep for most of the day and when they
awake, they will play wildly. cat sleep is necessary for regeneration
of energy, growth and well being. Kittens undergo rapid growth
spurts and their sleep is as vital as their nutrition during this
Sleep is a vital part of a cat's life. Proper attention to the
sleeping needs of your cat will ensure that he grows, develops
and matures in a satisfactory manner.
If your cat seems to sleep more than usual, acts sad or depressed
when awake, has had weight changes or other signs of illness,
contact your veterinarian. If your kitty is sleeping less, you
should also contact your veterinarian. It could be due to a condition
called hyperthyroidism. This disease occurs when your cat is producing
too much thyroid hormone and his metabolism shoots into high gear.