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What Do Cats Dream About?

I am not sure if you know this, but cats are known to twitch and swat at the air while they sleep. They do this because it looks as though their dreams might be more like catching something—a mouse or bird for instance! Many people ask if these movements mean our feline friends enter into dreamland when in reality yes-it is quite possible with how actively engaged in REM cycle our poor little fur balls spends most of his/her time sleeping (besides breathing).

What's going on in your cat's head? We're always wondering what our beloved pets are thinking and feeling. Well, cats have a similar but different way of communicating than people do - through dreams! Have you ever wondered if they dream as frequently or vividly as we do? If so then this article is perfect for those who want insight into the feline psyche.

Cat Naps

Cats sleep more than most people think! In fact, a typical housecat spends 12 to 16 hours per day asleep. Much of this time is light dreaming with the intention of helping your kitty rest while still they are still aware of their surroundings and experiencing everything going on around them. There’s plenty more deep dream-quality slumber where that came from too!

REM Sleep

The eyes of cats move back and forth quickly while they sleep, just like humans. However it is believed that during this time their dreams occur so you will often see them twitching or having some other physical reaction when sleeping deeply in REM stage.

Many studies show that rapid eye movement (REM) can be seen as moving or jerky motions with faster breaths throughout its duration.
What Do Cats Dream About?
So, what exactly are cats dreaming about? The answer is unclear. However we can rely on studies of humans and their minds to make an educated guess based off the way our brains work when they dream during sleep cycle!

Cats are fascinating animals that have an interesting way of interacting with their dreams. It was discovered in 1960 by Michel Jouvet, who found cats hunting while sleeping! Some even hiss and arch their back when they’re dreaming about things from earlier times or locations; I can't help but wonder what sort of thing might make you do this?

Do Cats Have Nightmares?

What do you dream about when your eyes are closed? For cats, the answer might be more frightening than we can imagine when they have nightmares.
The way a cat moves and communicates reveals what they’re feeling in their dreams- so if one begins becoming very vocal or starts running around as if being chased by something or someone after laying still for several minutes then this could mean that he has been caught up in a bad dream without realizing it until now. In rare cases, our dear friend will awaken suddenly while sleeping with intense terror displayed across his furry little face.

It’s not uncommon for cats to be vocal when they awaken from a nightmare, but the tone should calm down once it is fully present. If your cat has been showing too many signs of excessive anxiety during sleep, then a trip to the vet might help alleviate their symptoms.

Feline Dreams

Just like humans, it is imperative that cats and all other mammals get enough rest to allow the brain time for REM sleep. Without this important recharge period in which dreams occur and memories are stored by the mind’s central processor (the neocortex), there can be serious consequences such as poor health and fatigue! It’s likely similar with cats and other mammals alike - they need their own kind of "recharge" too after being awake all day long playing around like crazy like wild animals or outside waiting anxiously by your window wondering when dinner will arrive at last.




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Kaitlyn Millet

Kaitlyn Millet

I am a dreamer & entrepreneur who loves a happy healthy lifestyle. I blog on Medium and on two WordPress blogs. Good vibes only!

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