How to Get Your Cat to Sleep at Night
Mar 12, 2022
Does your cat keep you up at all hours of the night running back and forth, jumping on the bed, and trying to get your attention? This is normal cat behavior. Since cats are predators and prey tend to be active at dusk and dawn, so are cats. Plus, if you are away during the daytime working, your cat is probably sleeping too much during the day.
So, what can you do about it?
- RSPCA says, “Adjusting the timing of feeding may also help to alter the cat’s sleep schedule. For example, by offering smaller but more frequent meals and by feeding the evening meals at a different time. Owners can feed a meal earlier in the evening and then another meal closer to bed time.” You can even hide food during the day for your pet to “hunt.”
- Spend more time playing with your cat during the day if you can. Not available? Try a toy that your kitty can play with on their own like our Cat Scratcher and Toy Set.
- Make the indoor environment more appealing to feline nature. Offering perches, scratching posts, water fountains, and so forth can help with this.
- Finally, night activity in cats is usually not indicative of health problems, but it can be. So, you may want to check in with your vet just to be safe. That way you can rule out thyroid problems, dementia, anxiety, pain, or other potential health issues.
Do not forget that adjustments take time. So try these recommendations, and be patient. It will take a while to see improvements.