Monday, February 15, 2016

Tips for Getting the Best Sleep by Morris the Cat - Part 1

If anyone knows about sleep, it's us kitties.  We can sleep any time of the day and anywhere.  This week, we have a special guest helping us post about the importance of getting sleep and sharing some advice to humans on how to get the rest they need.
Brulee knows how to relax!

We think humans could learn a lot from us kitties on how to relax.  We're only 4 years old, so we don't have the experience of getting the best sleep as Morris the Cat.  For those of you who don't know him, Morris is the iconic spokescat for 9Lives cat food and has starred in over 50 commercials. Don't you know that all of that work makes for a tired kitty.  We're sure he has the best ways to catch a quick catnap between those commercials. 
Photo courtesy of 9Lives

Morris has taken time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions about the "impurrtance" of sleep.  He's also offering his fans the chance to win a Morris-shaped, human-sized plush bed and a year's supply of 9Lives cat food.  Visit his Live Well & Prospurr website to enter.

Dear Morris Advice Column

Dear Morris,

I've been experiencing difficulties with falling asleep, tossing and turning once my head hits the pillow.  I don't get it because I feel tired all day at work; then I come home, brush my teeth, flip on the TV, and just... lie there.  I'm hoping I can learn from the expert.  Morris, what am I doing wrong?


Sleepless in San Fur-nando (We think this is Mom Paula trying to write in incognito).
Photo courtesy of 9Lives

Dear Sleepless in San Fur-nando,

Your case, unfortunately, is not all uncommon.  When you're going all day long at the speed of a cheetah, it's no wonder your mind darts around like a red laser dot at bedtime.  Luckily, as a cat, I spend up to 140 hours per week sleeping and I can tell you there is hope!  For starters, as a cat, I notice you mentioned turning on the TV before bed.  Cats don't watch TV - this is partly because the majority of us can't speak English that well, but mostly because it interferes with our snooze time. Scientifically speaking, the 'glow' emitted by an electronic screen enters the brain and slows the release of melatonin, the hormone that helps us sleep.  So next time you want to turn on the tube before bed, try counting sheep instead - or better yet, mice!

Kitty hugs,

Brulee knows how to relax and helps Mom Paula sleep with her comforting purrs

We think Morris the Cat is pretty smart!  Who needs the TV or any other electronic device when you have a purring kitty around to show you how it's done.  After getting a good night's rest, come back for our next edition of "Dear Morris" and don't forget to check out his Live Well & Prospurr website to enter the giveaway and learn how you can help Morris feed hungry kitties with just the click of the mouse.

We'll have an exciting giveaway for our readers this week, thanks to Morris and the nice people from 9Lives, so be sure to come back for more advice from Morris and to enter the giveaway.

This post is in collaboration with 9Lives.  We aren't receiving any compensation for our posts, but did receive a Happy Kitty Kit for our collaboration and to host a giveaway.  We've blended our comments with those of Morris the Cat for the series on Getting Better Sleep.

Would you like to comment?

  1. Great advice! However we kits all agree that the best sleep you will ever get is when you steal somebody else's sleeping spot. MOL!

  2. I get SO much better sleep than the humans do!

  3. We have no trouble falling asleep anywhere. In fact, Ichiro is partially on the desk and partially in the air. We await his fall...

  4. Mommy needs sleep tips for sure. She's always complaining she doesn't sleep well.


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