2 tips to Stop Your Cat from Waking You Up
You can use a variety of techniques to teach (or retrain) your cat to wake you up at night. Some will necessitate some behavioral changes on the part of the pet owner, so make sure that everyone in the family is on board with the changes. Decide how you’ll react to your cat before you go to bed. Making a decision in the middle of the night is not a good idea.
1- Schedule an interactive extra few minutes to play session for your cat before night to help it reset its biological clock. Following the play session, give your cat a light kitty-appropriate snack, such as a little treat, to keep him from looking for food in the middle of the night
2- Ignore your cat if it wakes you up again. After a few tries, your cat will realize it isn’t getting the attention it wants from you and may leave you alone.
3- It’s advised not to let your cat lay on your bed if you have a sleep problem. This means keeping your bedroom locked at all times. Put a comfy cat bed in a spare room, a corner of the living room (with a barrier for privacy), or even the toilet for your cat. If you do this, make sure the cat has access to water and a litter pan wherever it is kept at night. To encourage the cat to use the bed, rub a little catnip on it at first.
4- When a cat is alone at home all day, it can quickly become boring and expects its human friend to provide attention at night. A second cat can provide company during the day and reduce the need to wake you up at night to play. This is especially true for cats, who have a lot of energy to expend during their first year of growth. Two kittens are almost usually preferable to one, and this is a terrific time to introduce cats. Selecting a second adult cat for your home that will get along with your first adult cat can be difficult, and it should be done with care so that your first cat has a friend who will not stress it or vice versa.
5- If your cat wakes you up early in the morning to request breakfast, don’t feed it at that time or it will continue to wake you up that early. It can be beneficial to your sleep schedule and connection with your cat to have a safe, designated area such as a second room where your cat can sleep, eat, drink, and urinate that is not in your bedroom.
6- Cats hate surprises and prefer a predictable routine in their environment.
7- Giving your cat a specific time for eating, exercising, interactive fun, grooming, and caressing will help you get a good night’s sleep every night.