A Good Night’s Sleep

My energy level has been low and I have struggled to feel rested lately. One very thoughtful friend sent a special tea to help me feel better. Another sent some lotion with melatonin to aid my sleep.

On Tuesday night, I sipped tea and slathered on the lotion before falling into a deep sleep. It was pure bliss.

Well, it was bliss until 3:28 a.m. when Scout decided that it was playtime. He woke me up, running from one raucous adventure to another. I would get up and hold him, packing him around with hopes he would calm some.

That didn’t work.

I took away the things he was playing with.

That didn’t work either.

I tried taking him to bed, scratching his chin while holding him in a glorified chokehold.

That really didn’t work.

I turned on the tv because he sometimes likes to watch. Turns out Barnaby Jones didn’t capture his attention either.

I eventually passed out from exhaustion while he was foraging through the bathroom trash can. When the alarm went off, he had come to bed and crawled under the blankets to sleep with his head cradled on my foot. It was sweet.

When I got up, he crawled out from under the blankets so I could make the bed. Don’t worry, he repositioned with one of his favorite blankets and went back to sleep a while. He’s pictured staring lazily at the lamp just before I took the hint and turned it off.

He typically sleeps well at night so it was a real shock. The episode was the most cat like of all the cat things he has done in a long time. I’m hopeful he sleeps well through this night.

8 thoughts on “A Good Night’s Sleep

  1. My last cat, Max, fell into a pattern of waking up at 2 am and running all over the house, tromp tromp tromp tromp tromp. One end of his running was the laundry room at the far end of the house, the other was the bedroom I slept in — and he punctuated his route by always landing on my back. Max would then sleep all day.

    I was unemployed right then, and looking for work, but I was home a lot. So anytime I found him sleeping, I’d pick him up and holler, “Wake up!!!!!” And then I’d carry him around for a while so he couldn’t go back to sleep.

    In time this reset his clock and he was awake more during the day — and far, far less active at night.

    • Lol. I often wake up Scout during the day! It feels kind of good after he’s kept me awake. I also like to play with him right before bedtime. It helps to wear him out.

      He’s typically a good sleeper but occasionally will go for a couple of days where it’s like he’s on crack in the middle of the night. He woke me up at 4 this morning opening and closing the bathroom cabinet doors. He didn’t understand was I was unhappy. Sigh.

  2. Oh Scout…let mama sleep or you might get an eye dropper full of that special tea. LOL I love the blanket he has in that picture.

    I think I luck out with Miss Marilyn because I am usually up until 1am-ish watching stuff (currently Mr. Robot) so she’s only kind of dozing until I finally go to bed. She sleeps all the way through until probably 6-ish when she gets up to eat every last piece of crunchy food that she refuses during the day.

    • You ARE lucky with your little girl! That’s a good sleep schedule. And Scout also gobbles down the rest of his dry food just before I get up!

      I keep threatening him with melatonin but he doesn’t seem afraid. Lol.

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