The Dilemma: Your cat won’t sleep at night
Crinkle. Crinkle. THUD.
Cat won’t sleep at night? You’re not alone. Many cat owners have experienced the sheer frustration of being woken up in the middle of the night, usually by a cat or two running around and playing with loud tin-foil cat toys.
Cats are experts at throwing their little bodies around to cause as much noise as possible. In some cases, cats will quite literally run into walls or slide across tables, creating a path of destruction that most owners groan at in the morning. However, their cute faces in the morning almost make the mess all forgivable.
Did you know that cats are primarily nocturnal creatures? This is the main reason why your cat won’t sleep at night. It’s also why they seem to prefer playtime at nighttime. As a result, cat parents might want to consider introducing quiet interactive cat toys to their cat. After all, they’d chase a laser pointer at two in the morning if they could!
According to PetMD, wild cats typically hunt at night. Even with food or catnip readily available, your domesticated pets will often be awake due to their instincts. It is common for cats to sleep during the day when the house is quiet. Then they grow more active, chasing catnip toys around or using their cat scratchers, as people come home from work or school.
Ultimately, this leads to your cat not sleeping at night. Providing your cats with interactive cat toys before bed offers them entertainment when nothing else is moving in the still of night, which is also great for their mental stimulation!
If you have been around cats, it is a fact of life that your sleeping body is a runway for them to strut. If your cat won’t sleep at night, you’re not the only one. However, I am the bearer of good news. Humanity sent men to the moon decades ago, and now we have finally developed enough technologically to create a perfect fix!
Flashing Firefly Mat
Petstages has developed a solution for cats who won’t sleep at night. These quiet nighttime cat toys emit a soft glow, and allow cats to be active at night without disrupting your sleep! In particular, the Flashing Firefly Mat and Swat & Play Quiet Mat are very popular with our feline friends.
Is your cat constantly sitting on your chest? Is your cat staring at you and gently (or aggressively) poking your face in order to be entertained at 3:40 a.m.? No more! Now, these fireflies on the Flashing Firefly Mat will provide hours of quiet entertainment, leaving you to sleep peacefully. Cats will love chasing the flashing laser pointer-like lights across the mat. You won’t even notice that your cat won’t sleep at night!
Quiet Twinkle Ball
Somehow all those cat toys, especially the ball toys with bells in them, (most of which are stuck under the couch) miraculously come out at night. Then an obnoxious jingle-jangle melody fills the house for hours. With the specific creation of nighttime cat toys, especially the Twinkle Ball, you can happily allow cats to be entertained in the evenings while you enjoy a good night’s sleep. Glow-in-the-dark cat toys have a huge appeal for kitties. Check out our many other varieties of glow-in-the-dark products, such as the Nighttime Cuddle Toy.
Soothing Purr Pillow
Some cats are extremely energetic at night and have a hard time calming down along with everyone else in the household. But with no one to wave a teaser wand toy around, what are they to chase? These cats are the ones that pounce and sprint down hallways at a million miles an hour. And it’s those kitties who need an extra cuddle buddy to soothe them into a comfortable state of mind.
Petstages has developed two varieties of comfort toys. The Purr Pillow Snoozin’ Sloth and the Purr Pillow Cat emit a quiet, soothing purring sound for your cuddly critter. Another version of these soothing toys is the Kitty Cuddle Pal, which has a removable, microwavable warming insert. These inserts offer warmth and comfort to many cats and kittens. There are not many animals out there who would be able to resist sleeping with that!
Yeowww! Being woken up at 5 a.m. by your cat chewing on a plastic bag it dragged out of the garbage seems like an unfortunate reality. However, these cat toys designed specifically for nighttime play can dramatically increase the amount of engagement your cats have while allowing you to sleep.
Discover more nighttime cat toy options here! They can also be found at Chewy, Amazon, and your local pet shop.