Why Do Cats Stretch So Much?
While stretching here and there is relieving for us humans, for cats, it’s an entire religion. These furry felines spend up to 16 hours a day sleeping, so they need to stretch as much as possible during their rare waking hours.
Stretching activates their muscles and increases blood pressure, which then allows a healthy blood flow to their muscles and brain. It also flushes out toxins and waste by-products that build up in their bodies during periods of inactivity, helping them feel awake and more alert.