Cats sleep close to 70% of the day, and even when they’re awake, they’re often taking a quick cat nap to recover from the tremendous effort of getting up. While watching a cat sleep, you may notice it twitching.

Dr. Jessica Herman says, “It is normal in the REM stage of sleep for twitching, rapid eye movement, squeaking, stretching, or snoring to occur. The twitching and other movements associated with REM sleep are not worrisome, it just means signals are being sent to the brain, which is important for brain health, learning, and memory.”

So cats likely are dreaming ways to achieve world domination, but fortunately for us, they’re too sleepy to actually put their plans to dominate the world into action.

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