Cat twitching during sleep is a natural phenomenon. It occurs during the rapid eye movement (REM) stage when cats experience vivid dreams.
Their twitching may mimic activities such as hunting, pouncing, or playing. It's a fascinating glimpse into their subconscious world.
Twitching is caused by increased brain activity during REM sleep, leading to temporary muscle contractions.
If your cat twitches awake, it's usually a gentle transition from the dream world to being fully awake.
While twitching is generally harmless, avoid waking your cat during these episodes unless there's a consistent change in behavior or signs of distress.
Ensure your cat has a comfortable sleep environment. Provide a cozy bed, a quiet space, and maintain a consistent sleep routine.
Regularly observe your cat's sleep patterns. If twitching is accompanied by other concerning behaviors or changes, consult your veterinarian.