What Your Cat's Sleeping Positions Really Mean
Cats sleep for an average of 12-16 hours per day.
The curled-up position is the most common sleeping position for cats and indicates comfort and security.
The loaf position, where the cat sits with all four paws tucked under its body, indicates relaxation and trust.
The stretched-out position with the belly exposed indicates that the cat is feeling safe and comfortable in its environment.
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The upside-down position with the paws in the air indicates that the cat is feeling playful and relaxed.
The curled-up position with the tail wrapped around the body indicates that the cat is feeling cold or trying to conserve body heat.
The twitching or moving position during sleep may indicate that the cat is dreaming or experiencing REM sleep.