Monday, February 1, 2016
by Morris the Cat
Live Well & Prospurr
9Lives Brand Ambassador
Continuing our uber popular guest cat post series, I'm pleased to be treating Mommy Blog Expert cat loving readers to more hilarious advice columns from Morris the Cat of 9Lives cat food fame.
If you ask me, there's one thing in the world that there's just too little of, and it's not love. I'm talking about S-L-E-E-P and I'm always trying to get more of it as well as make the most out of what little face time I do get with my pillow.
So I had a thought... why not ask the master sleep expert himself; someone who spends more time snoozing than most of us spend at work? I'm talking, of course, about the one and only Morris the Cat. For those of you who don't know him -- or who've let sleep deprivation cloud your memory -- Morris is the iconic spokescat for 9Lives cat food who has starred in over 50 commercials. When he's not in front of the camera or chowing down on 9Lives, you can bet he's napping in his trailer. Ahem, I mean carrying case.
He's taken time out of his busy schedule to answer some reader questions about the all 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. After you've read his latest wise advice below, be sure to visit his Live Well & Prospurr website to enter.
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
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!
There you have it! After getting a good night's rest, tune back in for the next edition of "Dear Morris" exclusively here on Mommy Blog Expert. And don't forget to check out this personable cat's Live Well & Prospurr website to enter the giveaway and learn how you can help Morris feed hungry kitties with just the click of a mouse.
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