Here are 7 effective techniques to help you ignore your cat the next time he wakes you up in the middle of the night with his nightly ear shattering serenades.
Most experts agree the best way to deal with a cat who won’t stop meowing in the middle of the night is to ignore said kitty. Well that’s just fine and dandy until the time to ignore comes and we’re left wondering just how in the hell are we supposed to accomplish this difficult task.
-Why does my cat meow wildly in the middle of the night?
There could be many reasons why your cat wakes up in the middle of the night and starts meowing wildly. One reason may be that your cat is anxious, maybe he had a bad nightmare, and wants some reassurance that his hooman is still around to comfort him. This is particularly true for older cats who may be experiencing anxiety due to a medical condition.
As always, check with your vet to rule out any medical issues before ignoring your cat at night.
If your little tyke is on the younger side, they might just be bored and want someone to play with, that someone being you, his favorite play pal.
Or, in my case, your cat may just be starving for whatever reasons and starts meowing in your ear to get up and feed him. Regardless of the reason, your cat waking you up in the middle of the night is not cool and needs to be dealt with to preserve your 8 well deserved hours of sleep.
-How can I get my cat to stop waking me up in the middle of the night.
If you’re looking for ways to get your cat to stop waking you up in the middle of the night, give this article a look.
One of the most important things most experts tell you to do when trying to get your cat to stop meowing in the middle of the night is to IGNORE HIM. Easier said than done is what my response would be. So what I have done is come up with 7 effective ways to help you ignore your cat in the middle of the night once the meowing begins.
So here we go.
-7 effective ways to ignore your cat as he meows in the middle of the night.
1- Video games- Turn on your favorite video game until he shuts up. Be careful to not make any eye contact with him
2- Read a book- Books, you do remember them don’t you? If not then turn on your favorite device and read something. Might as well be productive when ignoring your cat.
3- Prepare your tax returns- That’s right. It’s never too early, or too late, to begin doing your taxes. Not only that but your cat will sense your immediate frustration with the immense number of documents you will need to sort through and he will want to have nothing to do with you.
4- Go to the bathroom- Let’s face it. You were going to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom anyway right?
5- Ice cream- Feed yourself a nice delicious bowl of ice cream and eat it in front of your cat. It won’t make him stop meowing but will definitely confuse the hell out of him.
6- Ear plugs- Never underestimate the silencing effect of a good pair of ear plugs.
7- Meow back at him- Release your inner child and begin meowing right back at him face to face. And if you’re a really vengeful person, wake him up in the middle of the day by meowing in his ear. This of course will accomplish nothing except satisfy the inner child in you.
By now you should be quite the expert in ignoring your cat. Just let him try to wake you up in the middle of the night. I’ve just developed in you the skills necessary to break your cats most annoying habit. The next time he tries to wake you up, use these advanced skills and ignore him like you’ve never ignored anyone before. Before you know it your cat will stop meowing in the middle of the night and you will once again be sleeping 8 uninterrupted hours of sleep. You are very welcome.