Just like people (and rats), cats likely do most of their most vivid dreaming during the REM (rapid eye movement) stage of sleep. These are moments when a cat’s mouth may move, she may make tiny sounds, or her paws and legs may twitch. It may mean your cat is deep in a good (or weird) dream.
Should you wake a cat that is dreaming?
If your cat is in REM stage, you probably want to let them sleep to allow them to restore their body’s immunity. Kittens especially need sleep to allow them to build their bones and muscles – so avoid waking them at all if possible.
How can you tell if a cat is dreaming?
A cat will twitch, stretch, snore and emit odd noises while in dreamland. Sound familiar? These physical movements associated with REM sleep in cats are similar to the way humans behave while dreaming.
Do cats have a favorite person?
Key Takeaways. Cats tend to favor one person over others even if they were well-socialized as kittens. Cats are expert communicators and gravitate towards people that they communicate well with. Look for communication cues from your cat, such as your cat approaching you in search of food or petting.
Do cats know your sleeping?
“Being around their humans, they can rest easier knowing there is some safety there.” Sleep is a vulnerable time, so your cat is indicating that he trusts you and feels content and secure with you.