Infographic: Does Your Cat Keep You Up At Night?

Keep your cat happy and stay rested with these tips to stop your cat from waking you up at night.

By Anastasia Thrift, Illustration by Tom Kimball, Design by Jerome Callens | Posted: September 18, 2012, 2 p.m. EST

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Man Awoken By Cat
During the day, you might wonder why your cats sleep so much. Then, night comes, and so do your cats' shenanigans: meowing, playing, pawing — anything to wake you up! 

Although cats sleep up to 18 hours a day, daytime naps do make up most of that equation. Consequently, you might feel like your cat won't let you sleep at night.

Take a look at this chart below to see if you can relate. Answer according to your cat's behavior, and try the solutions provided. You might find the answer to a good night's sleep!

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Does Your Cat Keep You Up At Night?
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Ruthann    Los Angeles, CA

1/23/2014 8:01:30 AM

I tried closing the bedroom door after putting our cat our in the hallway. Guess what! He or or other cat opened the door and came in the bedroom!!!

M    Lake City, FL

12/20/2012 11:43:05 PM

Thanks for all the great suggestions- nice to know my kitty is average and could easily wake me up more often! Lots of great suggestions- many of which I can attest to working with my troublemaker.
Thanks again for the important, helpful, and visually stimulating article and suggestions!

Galadriel    Lothlorien, ME

12/17/2012 11:49:01 PM

Looking for a new article.

HaplessPizza    Calgary, CA

12/17/2012 8:18:31 AM

My cat, Dakota, loves to push every breakable item off my dresser in the night. When I tell her to get down, she meows and hides under my bed. She also loves to eat my toes and hands! I've tried all the above, yet she still tries this every night. She seems bored, so I play tag with her for a 1/2 hour session before bed. (She loves tag) What should I try now???

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