Oh my goodness, don't tell me that pets don't behave like children! Well ja, I know cats don't normally sleep well at night due to being nocturnal but in our crowded suburbs where other cats lurk around it just isn't safe to let them have free reign of the house. That's not to mention the problems you have trying to keep other cats out. The best solution is that we all go to bed at the same time.
That doesn't mean that all is well in the land of kitties. Every evening there is a long drawn out process of get them to settle down while they sit around batting their eyelids (the same way tired children do), all the while fighting the urge to go to sleep.
Why is it that we fight the things that are good for us? We do it in our spiritual walk as well. God draws us to a closer relationship with Him and what do we do? We pull away and avoid His presence.
If that is where you are at right now I encourage you to surrender to God's love, His presence and His peace. When you do you will find spiritual rest for your soul and the benefits far outweigh the those of physical sleep.
Nighty night, little ones!