One of the biggest downsides of having a furbaby—be it a dog or a cat—is that they tend to wake us up at odd hours during the night which can leave us feeling groggy during the day.
Personally, my cat likes to play during the night and loves to wake me up at 2 or 3 AM by biting my feet! It’s annoying but, I still love the little guy!
In this blog post, I will answer the questions, “Why does my cat wake me up at night?” in as much detail as we can.
Why Does My Cat Wake Me Up at Night!?
There are a lot of reasons why your cat is so active during the night but, one of the biggest possibilities—and that’s what we see with almost every cat owner—is that your cat sleeps more during the day than at night.
Do you work all day long and come home late at night?
While you aren’t at home during the day, your kitty sleeps as she doesn’t have any stimulation from the environment. In simple words, this means that your cat doesn’t really have anything else to do during the day so, she sleeps.
But, this changes when you come back home. Your kitty wants to play with you and wants you around.
In some cases, if your cat has a harmful disease—like diabetes, she is bound to get hungry. So, you should take your kitty to the vet for an examination.
What Should I Do if My Cat Wakes Me Up At Night?
First of all, you can get your kitty some vertical territory and invest in a good cat castle for stimulation. You can get battery-operated cat toys that start working at specific time periods to give your kitty something to chase around.
Also, some app-powered cat toys are also available on the market!
This means that you can play with your kitty while at work—awesome, right?
If your cat wakes you up early in the morning to feed, the best thing you can do is to invest in an automatic feeder that starts dispensing food around the time when your kitty wakes up.
This is quite convenient and ensures that you’ll get a full 8 hours of sleep.
Summing Up: What to Do if My Cat Wakes Me Up At Night?
The solution to your problem lies in the problem itself.
That’s vague, right? But, it is also true.
The thing is that your kitty can wake you up in the morning due to several reasons. So, first, you need to try and understand why your cat is waking you up so early in the morning—when you do, finding a solution isn’t too difficult.
Tell us what problems you’ve been facing with your kitty in the comments section and we’ll see if we can help.