Dear Morris: Sleep Advice From An Expert

Morris the CatWhen it comes to sleep, I’m always trying to get more of it and make the most out of what little time I do get.

I’ve tried many things to maximize my sleep time, but none have been very successful.  Then I had a thought… why not consult an expert on the subject; someone who spends more time snoozing than most of us spend at work? Who might that be?  My sleep consultant is Morris the Cat.

For those of you who don’t know him, Morris is the spokescat for 9Lives cat food and has starred in over 50 commercials. When he’s not in front of the camera or chowing down on 9Lives, he’s usually napping in his trailer.

He’s taken time out of his busy schedule to answer some reader questions about the very im-purr-tant issue of sleep. What’s more, he’s offering fans the chance to win a Morris-shaped, human-sized plush bed AND a year’s supply of 9Lives cat food. Just go to his Live Well & Prospurr website [http://prospurr.9lives.com/] to enter.

Here’s a reader submission along with expert advice from Morris:

morris the cat

 

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?

Sincerely,
Sleepless in San Fur-nando

Dear Sleepless in San Fur-nando,

Your case, unfortunately, is not at 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, 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,
Morris

Morris the cat

Tune back in for the next edition of “Dear Morris” this Saturday, and don’t forget to check out his Live Well & Prospurr website [http://prospurr.9lives.com/] to enter the giveaway and learn how you can help Morris feed hungry kitties with just the click of a mouse.

Written by Karen

Karen

Karen is Publisher of Fully Feline. She also owns a pet care business in Overland Park, KS called Joy of Living.