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Sleep interruption by your cat explained

There are so many great things about being a cat owner, ranging from the warm cuddles to that gentle kneading they like to do whenever there’s a chill in the air. Unfortunately, a sleep interruption is not one of the fun aspects of being a cat parent. One of them is that cats have this odd habit of causing a ruckus at night. The worst part is that they won’t stop until you get up to do something about it.

It’s never fun to have your sleep interrupted, which is why this problem cannot go unaddressed.

For now, let’s focus on the reasons why your cat wakes you up in the first place and in next week’s article, we’ll look into how to get your pet to drop this annoying habit.

Medical Issues

If you have a cat that has never caused a sleep interruption before, but has suddenly done so every night for the past few days, chances are that you pet isn’t in the best physical condition.

Meowing and wandering around aimlessly can be symptomatic of some kind of medical issue, according to WebMD. The reason your cat is meowing loudly at such an unusual time could very well be because he/she is crying out in pain.

Plan a trip to the vet just to be sure that a medical problem is not the reason for the nighttime meowing.


More often than not, the reason why your pet causes a sleep interruption is because he/she is hungry. In an interview with Preventive Vet, Dr. Marci Koski noted that cats have a knack for training. They will use that on you to check if it works.

When hunger strikes and your cat desperately wants to eat, he/she will wake you up and see how that goes. If you respond with food, expect the late night meowing to keep going.

Too Much Energy

Cats love sleeping, but they have energy to burn as well.

A cat that spends most of his/her time alone at home during the day may already get enough sleep then. What that means is that they may still be feeling quite hyper even during the middle of the night.

With no outlet for all that energy, they may turn to you in search of a playmate.

Cats don’t disturb your peaceful sleep for no reason. If you’re dealing with a feline who gets at feisty at night in your household, try to understand the meaning behind it in order to resolve the problem in the best possible way.

If you would like your cat exercised while you’re at work, we at TAILored Cat Services can help. Just give us a ring at 425-923-7791 or browse our website to learn more about how we can assist you.



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