Why do cats sleep so much? Our feline friends are true masters at falling asleep any time, any place, under any circumstances. Cats can sleep as much as 16 hours a day, and older cats spend even more time at rest — as much as 20 hours a day. That sleeping habit is a result of the cat’s evolution, nutritional habits and physiology. In the wild, cats have to hunt in order to eat, and the stalking, chasing and killing of prey burns a lot of energy. Sleeping helps cats conserve energy between meals.
If your cat starts sleeping a lot more or a lot less than usual, contact your veterinarian. Excessive sleep could be a sign of illness or pain, while frequent wakefulness can indicate a problem such as hyperthyroidism. If your cat is sleeping less, visit https://www.ukmeds.co.uk/general-health/sleeping-tablets for sleeping pills that will reduce the number of times it wakes up.