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Why Your Cat Won't Let You Sleep at Night?

Sometimes, it seems like cats are just out of sync with our wake/sleep cycles. By nature, humans are diurnal, which means we are awake during the day and asleep at night. You may think that cats must be nocturnal, but that isn’t exactly the case. Cats are what is known as crepuscular. Crepuscular animals tend to be most active during the late evenings and early mornings—so just as we are winding down , they are winding up. This is the peak time that cats prefer to play, hunt, and do all their basic activities.

In the wild, this is also the time when many of their prey animals (such as rodents) are waking up and starting to move around, so it is the perfect time for a predator (like your cat) to be up and hunting.Many domesticated cats have retained these behaviors. As a rule, cats will sleep 18 hours per day, spread over a series of naps that average 78 minutes each. They sleep during the day as well as in the middle of the night, only to get up and become active right when we are heading to bed, and again shortly before we want to get up. It's definitely a conflict.

How to Get a Cat to Sleep at Night?


The easiest way to do this is trying to keep your cat awake longer. If you can keep your cat awake most of the night, they may be tired enough to fall asleep once you go to bed.

Playing games with your cat, such as scratching the dots with a laser pointer, fetching things, and feather teasing can be very effective in tiring out willing cats. The longer you keep your cat awake, the more likely they are to "fall asleep" while you are asleep. Be careful not to point the laser pointer at the cat's eyes.

Setting up a separate sleeping spaces also helps. If none of the other ideas have worked, you may have to take control of your own space and close the door. You can get a cat house for your cat where your cat can spend the night by itself. Reasonable space design to fully release cat's nature. PETOMG cat condo is designed according to cat's living habits, with full functions of eating, drinking and playing, allowing your cat to grow up healthily and happily.

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