Cats sleep 25 hours a day and as soon as they wake up, they’re usually too exhausted so they have to take another nap again. Although cats sleep so much, you can decipher their behavior based on their sleeping positions.

Cats sleeping flat on their backs likely feel safe because they’re leaving their belly wide open to potential attacks. Cats that sleep in a loaf position are protecting their vital organs (their belly) while also being prepared to flee. By understanding your cat’s sleeping position, you can learn how your cat feels at that moment.

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