Cats naturally like to sleep a lot. You need this sleep to stay healthy and happy. Find out here how you can ensure good and healthy sleep for your cat.
A cat sleeps up to two-thirds of the day, that is 16 out of 24 hours. It’s not always deep sleep, in between, we doze off for long stretches. But any type of sleep is important for the cat. With these 10 tips you ensure a good and healthy cat sleep:
Avoid Restless Places to Sleep
Cats need a sheltered spot to sleep peacefully. A corridor or connecting room is not suitable as a sleeping place for cats.
Avoid Drafts at the Cat’s Sleeping Place
Drafts are not only uncomfortable, in the worst case they can even make you ill. Therefore, do not place the cat bed in a place where it will pull.
No Noisy Places for Cats to Sleep
Cats can only sleep well if it is calm and quiet. Otherwise, part of their consciousness is always at the source of the noise and they cannot recover as well.
(Too) Warm Cat Sleeping Places
Most cats love warm places to sleep, sometimes they like it too warm. Pad radiators with a blanket or pillow. And if you want to make your cat happy with a hot-water bottle, wrap it in a cloth. Otherwise, burns may occur.
Respect the Cat’s Sleep Cycle
You should definitely respect your cat’s sleep schedule. No cat should be woken from a deep sleep. Children who live with cats also have to learn this. Playing and cuddling have to wait until the cat wakes up on its own.
Cats in Bed: Consistent Rules
Some people let their cat into bed with them, others don’t want that at all. Whichever way you go about it, that’s fine, but there’s one difficult thing: first allowing the cat a place in the bed and then later denying it. It is better if you choose one option from the start and stick to that decision.
The Cat Chooses Where to Sleep
Of course, you can buy your cat a nice cat bed. However, cats like to have several places to sleep and prefer to choose them themselves. So don’t get upset if your cat doesn’t lie down in the basket once.
Outdoor Sleeping Place
If your cat spends a lot of time outside and doesn’t have a cat flap, a warm, dry place to sleep in the garden or on the patio makes sense.
Cats Choose When to Sleep
You can’t force cats to sleep, so don’t plan your cat’s sleeping schedule into your daily routine. She won’t stick to it.
Secure Elevated Sleeping Places
During wild dreams, cats may well fall off when snoozing at unsecured heights. If your cat prefers to sleep in higher places, you should secure it.