Reasons for Your Cat Sleeping More in Cold Weather  

Cats sleep more in the winter to conserve energy and stay warm when it's cold out.

Conserving Energy

Feline metabolism slows in cold temperatures, making cats more lethargic and sleepy.

Slowed Metabolism

Growing a thicker winter coat leaves cats with less energy for playtime.

Fur Growth

Cats seek out warm, cozy places like sunspots for safe, insulating naps.

Warmer Naps 

You may notice your cat eats more in winter to generate extra internal warmth.  

Increased Appetite

Cats sunbathe on cold winter days to absorb free heat through windows.


Sleep cycles naturally fluctuate seasonally. Don't worry unless lethargy persists.


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