Even with domestication, cats still possess the strong predator instinct to be active at night. In the wild, it is during the night that their ancestors hunt for food. If you allow your cat to be inside your room during bedtime, you may suddenly be awakened when he jumps on your bed or meow persistently to ask for food.
But locking the cat out of the bedroom at night is not always the best solution to get a good night’s sleep. He may scratch persistently at the door and meow loud and long so you will let him in. It is a good idea to create lots of opportunities for your pet to burn excess energy during the day, so he will sleep soundly at night.
If you are away from home during the day, it is recommended that you make an effort to enrich your pet’s environment so he will have enough physical and mental stimulation throughout the day. Learn more here.