Iíve just bought a new bed, hoping Iíd get out of the terrible stiffness/backaches every night with some brand new mattress and all. It worked great the first nightÖ and the second.
But the third night, I was back to waking up at night and finding it impossible to move thanks to a painfully stiff back. Great, I thought, I bought a new bed all for nothing.
Then, I threw the cat out over night and it was heavenly
The problem is Ė I like Rocky (note: I did not name this cat!) in my bed and itís big enough for the two of us, too. After that ngiht he spent the morning being pissed at me. The night before he spent scratching on the door and jumping on the door handle. I know that itís not like he will ever stop jumping on the door handle eventually (He tries the kitchen door every day, several times, and never gets tired of it). Iíve tried spraying him with water and locking him up in the bathroom, but the only thing I have ever gotten into this cat is that he needs to sit down before he gets his food.
The problem is not him being noisy at night in my bed, but his chosen sleeping places between my legs, on my legs, right next to my legs and on my chest. I simply donít move at night and therefore get a stiff back, I think.
I found this link
, but itís not really going to help me when Rocky sneaks up on me when I am deeply asleep and I awake three hours later, unable to turn without the help of my arms. Apparently it is possible to get your cats to sleep in the bed but not on you Ė it appears the previous owner of my friend has managed to ensure that her cats only sleep on the same bed, but not on the human.
Does anyone have any experience with training their cats to sleep less inconveniently? I am not sure how to go about this other than repeatedly removing him. This will work until I am asleep enough to be unable to do so and he'll do as he pleases.