If you’ve ever spent any time in the home, you’ve probably noticed a steady, repetitive buzzing in the background.
But can cats really make a sound?
We’ve tried to find out and, with a bit of luck, we might just be able to help you sleep better.
Cats are not quite as smart as humans, but they do make noises when they’re happy and when they want to.
It’s the part of their brains that makes them sound like they’re enjoying themselves.
In a new study, scientists have found that cats make noise during sleep, although not when they need to be quiet.
It may also be an adaptation that helps cats get more sleep.
To find out more about cats, listen to the story above or watch the video below.
How cats make sleep noisesThe scientists who conducted the study found that during a routine visit to the pet store, the cats would often make noise, whether or not they needed to.
They also found that the noise seemed to come from the cat’s ears.
“When the cat wanted to sleep, its body had to move to get it to sleep,” lead researcher Dr Joanna O’Connell told BBC News.
“In this way it’s quite a quiet cat and the cat is more likely to be asleep when its ears are moving.”
Dr O’Connor said she found the noise to be similar to a normal, everyday noise.
“It’s probably a combination of a high frequency sound that is coming from the cats ears and a low frequency sound coming from their body,” she said.
“That’s what makes them sleep.”
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