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When They Sleep

** Do Cats Dream When They Sleep **



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Oct 14, 2009 | Tags: cat dream, cat rem, dream


Have you noticed when cats sleep, they make subtle movements with legs,
paws, whiskers or even murmur or chatter a bit in the course of their
sleep? It is very likely that they are reliving an experience they had in
their wild imagination – dream.

Cats do dream. There is scientific evidence that cat’s brain can
formulate dreams during sleep. In humans, there are 5 stages of sleep where
the fifth stage, AKA REM (rapid eye movement) is where dreams occur.
Similarly, cats have 2 types of sleep – REM and non-REM (deep sleep).
Cats usually stay in REM sleep for about 30 percent of their sleeping time.
The brain wave patterns displayed by a sleeping cat are comparable to that
in humans. However, humans only spend about 20 percent of our sleep time in
REM stage except for human babies that have 80 percent of their sleep in
REM.

During REM stage, cats display an array of body movements that indicate of
them dreaming. Cats dream of things that they have experienced previously.
As they slumber, they twitch their tail and


Source: lovemeow.com/2009/10/do-cats-dream-when-they-sleep/


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