Cats sleep an average of 16- 20 hours every day. Yes, in a world of cats getting enough rest is a top priority! There are some reasons why cats sleep too much such as;
For that cool down mode that is regulating their body temperature
For energy conservation is believed to be one of the main reasons for the cats’ long periods of sleep.
Hunting; Hunting requires energy, so sleep is always needed to conserve and recharge energy for the next hunt adding on the stress factor of a cat being both predator and prey and that is undoubtedly exhausting.
All the sleeping is something in a cats’ genes; it is a result of the cat’s evolution, nutritional habits, and physiology.
Another thing is that cats aren’t always sound asleep; three-quarters of their sleep the cat is always snoozing most of the time. They take the rest they need though they are always still alert enough to awaken at a moment’s notice.