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Quiz: Cat Sleep

Cats and kittens love to sleep. See how you can give them a proper night's (or day's) rest.

Cats and kittens love to sleep. See how you can give them a proper night's (or day's) rest.

Cats and kittens need a lot of rest. Test your knowledge on cat sleep with our quiz.

1) Cats spend how much time sleeping a day:
A. 8-10 hours
B. B. 11-13 hours
C. 14-16 hours
D. 17-20

2) Cats only sleep this much in a home setting. In lab settings they sleep far less.
A. True
B. False

3) By nature, cats are:
A. Nocturnal
B. Crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk)
C. Both – Innately crepuscular but nocturnal when their prey is
D. Neither A nor B

4) Two common physical sleep disorders in cats are:
A. Sleepwalking and night terrors
B. Restless leg syndrome and gas
C. Insomnia and cramping
D. Sleep apnea and snoring

5) The following can cause sleep disorders in cats:
A. Obesity
B. Dehydration
C. Mono
D. Irritability

6) Sleep disorders can occur in some cats with the following conditions except:
A. Upper respiratory tumors
B. Allergies
C. Nasal passage polyps
D. TMJ

7) Behavioral conditions can cause sleep disorders resulting from:
A. Stobborness
B. Feline Cognitive Disorder
C. Spite
D. Ennui

8) Lethargy in cats:
A. Is a condition natural to some cats, and nothing to worry about.
B. Is considered an illness in itself.
C. Means you are boring your pet.
D. Is symptomatic of underlying illness and should be evaluated by your vet.

9) Instead of sleeping for hours at a time, felines take “catnaps” over 24-hour periods.
A. True
B. False

10)The cause of irregular sleep patterns:
A. Can be behavioral
B. Can be environmental
C. Can be physical
D. All of the above. Start with a vet visit and work your way from there.

Answers: 1. C. Cats sleep 14-16 hours a day; 2. B. False. Cats sleep this many hours at home and in laboratory settings; 3. C. Cats are naturally crepuscular, but can become nocturnal to follow their prey’s wake patterns; 4. D. Sleep apnea and snoring are common physical sleep disorders in cats; 5. A. Obesity can cause sleep disturbances in cats; 6. D. Upper respiratory tumors, allergies and nasal passage polyps can lead to sleep disorders; 7. B. Feline Cognitive Disorder is similar to Alzheimer’s in humans, and can lead to behavioral causes for sleep disruption; 8. D. Lethargy in cats can be symptomatic of underlying health conditions in cats; 9. A. Cats sleep throughout the day, instead of in one solid block at night; 10. D. Behavioral issues, environmental problems and physical conditions can all cause irregular sleep patterns in cats.

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