Let’s face it, as much as we love our cats; they can be a bit of a handful when it comes to nighttime disturbances.
It’s not fun getting woken up by a paw on the face or constant meowing at 3 am when all you want is a good night’s sleep.
Fortunately, there are several ways you can help encourage your cat to stay quiet throughout the night.
If you’re wondering how to stop your cat from waking you up at night and keeping you awake, these should help you do it.
1. Automatic Cat Feeder
An automatic cat feeder can be scheduled to dispense food at specific times.
This way, your cat will not associate you with feeding time and is less likely to wake you up for food.
This is a win-win because your kitty will have a consistent feeding schedule, and you can get some restful sleep.
2. Puzzle Toys
These toys are meant to keep your cat mentally stimulated and engaged for hours.
They are also great for slowing down quick eaters, who might be more likely to wake you up because they don’t feel satisfied.
You can find a variety of puzzle toys, like treat dispensers or spinning toys, to keep your furry friend occupied.
3. Interactive Cat Toys
Feather wands, fishing rod toys, and other interactive toys are great for getting your cat moving and having fun.
Tire your cat out before bedtime by playing with them; they might be more likely to sleep through the night.
4. Catnip Toys
If your cat responds well to catnip, stock up on these toys!
Catnip can provide hours of entertainment, and your cat will be too busy rolling around in euphoria to wake you up.
5. Comfortable/Heated Cat Bed
Cats love a warm, cozy spot to sleep in, especially in cooler months. A heated cat bed can provide just that and help your cat sleep better.
A rested cat means a rested cat parent, so consider investing in one of these.
And you don’t need to necessarily get a heated bed; any comfortable cat bed would do, just know that some cats may not sleep in their beds.
6. Calming Natural Remedy Products
When it comes to calming remedies for my cat, I use Stress Stopper – Cat Stress Relief Solution, which became known to me when Jackson Galaxy recommended it.
Stress Stopper is uniquely designed to lessen stress and anxiety in cats.
This is most beneficial during short-term stressful situations like vet visits, thunderstorms and long-term changes like introductions to new family members.
And It works best when applied 3-4 times daily.
So if you are dealing with situations that might stress your cat out, similar to the ones I just mentioned, this might be a great solution for you.
7. Slow Feed Cat Bowl
If your cat tends to eat too quickly and then wants more food, this type of bowl can help.
These bowls have obstacles that force your cat to work for the food, which can help limit their intake and keep them occupied for longer.
8. Laser Pointer Toy
If you can’t always play with your cat, an automated laser pointer toy might do the trick.
These toys can keep your cat entertained for quite a while, tire them out before bedtime, and are perfect for times during the day when you’re not at home.
9. Cat Ball Track Toy
Some cats love playing with balls, and this toy is perfect for that.
This toy includes a ball that your cat can bat around a track, keeping them engaged and occupied.
10. Cat Tunnels
If your cat likes to explore, a cat tunnel might be right up their alley.
These toys can provide hours of fun for your cat, which can help tire them out before bedtime.
Choose a tunnel with multiple entrances and exits for added stimulation.
Getting a good night’s sleep should not be a luxury, and that goes for both you and your furry friend.
Hopefully, these items can prove to be useful in helping you keep your cat entertained and quiet throughout the night, as some of them have done for me.