I’m sure most of us can agree that our cats sleep most of the day. But, what about night time, when we are finally tired enough to go to sleep? It seems that the minute we hit the pillow, an alarm goes off in our cats’ minds and they just want to run around and play. Sometimes, though, they will try and wake you up from your slumber because they want something from you. Well here are possible ways to keep your precious cats quiet in the middle of the night so that you can get some sleep:
Often, your cat will wake you in the middle of the night because they need to use the litter box but find it too dirty to use. I know that I have this problem with my cat Jupiter. His brother Neptune has no problem with the litter box but Jupiter will cry and cry and cry until the litter box is clean and fresh. Therefore, it’s best to clean your cats’ litter box just before going to sleep to ensure a more peaceful rest.
If your cat is hungry or thirsty, they will definitely wake you up. It’s really important to make sure their food and water bowls are full and to the brim before going to sleep. That way they won’t need to wake you, and once your cat has eaten, the whole digestion process will make them sleepier.
If your home gets very cold at night, make sure your cats have a place of their own to sleep at night which is warm and cozy. The cheapest solution (which your cats will simply adore) is just a plain box with a folded blanket inside. Your cat will find a lot of peace in here. If you have more than 1 cat, make sure you have enough boxes with blanket for all cats. Otherwise, you can also purchase little soft beds for your cats – but then don’t keep boxes nearby as they will probably rather use the boxes instead.
There are lots of music channels on YouTube dedicated to cats, which play special music, especially to calm cats down. Flip through all the different options and find music that is both soothing to you and your cat. As they say “music calms the beast.” Although your cats aren’t beasts, music will - no doubt - calm them and help them fall asleep easier.
Your cat may be bored and just want to play. Instead of waking you up to play with them, make sure you have an array of different toys for them to play with. Little balls work as well as mice. You can also have a little cat tree for them to climb into to play with their little toys.
So, there you go. Hopefully with these tips you, and your cats, will have a better night’s rest!
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