Why do cats and dogs fall asleep so much faster than humans?

The first point to make is that some humans fall asleep as fast as cats and dogs. It is difficult to generalise. You could tackle the question from the other end and ask why do humans have difficulty getting off to sleep? There’s a long list of reasons and these reasons don’t apply to …

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We can learn about flexible sleeping patterns from our domestic cat companions

Cat sleeping. They are very flexible in their sleeping patterns

Humans are very strongly habituated to sleeping in one continuous session during the night. The domestic cat tends to sleep at any time whenever they are tired. The former is very rigid and the latter is very flexible. Admittedly, I am writing almost exclusively for retired people who have the option to sleep whenever …

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