I would keep your cats in your bedroom at night (with a litter box and water of course!), then you can feed them when you wish! We feed our two Ocicat girls on a schedule, almost totally wet food, very little dry ever. They go to bed when we do (in our bed), they awaken when we do. They never wake us up. Yes, we do realize how wonderful they are and how lucky we are.
As long as we are talking about kitty feeding, here is a little piece I wrote awhile back on feeding cats:
When feeding a cat, wet food, either canned or fresh, is WAY better for them than dry food, and the supermarket dry foods like Meow Mix are pure kitty junk food. They are grain based, usually corn, and cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they MUST eat meat to be healthy. In addition, cats in nature get most of their water from their prey, and have a low thirst drive. Most cats fed mainly dry food will be partially dehydrated, not good for them, leads to things like kidney problems. We feed our girls mainly grain free canned food (read the labels!), with a little late night snack of grain free dry food. The brand we are currently feeding is Soulistic from Petco, it is the only really good food our picky older cat will touch. They each get a 5.5 ounce can of food divided into three meals a day. The late night dry food snack is NOT a full meal, and we do NOT free feed them. They are both Ocicats, a fairly large and very active breed, and are very happy, healthy, and at good weights.
Update: As we have found cat food on sale, we have tried some and found a few more brands picky Saphira will eat (generally chicken flavors, we do not feed anything with fish, and pates do not work for us):
Wellness, Whole Earth Farms, Blue Buffalo Healthy Gourmet, and some varieties of Merrick's
The Petco Soulistic flavor we feed most is Good Karma Chicken, it is made by Weruva and is the ONLY cat food I have found in my 60 years with cats that looks and smells like something I would eat, it looks just like shredded chicken, which is just what it is.
Here are a few of my hints on picking a good wet food:
Grain free. This includes things like corn or wheat gluten.
A muscle meat as the first ingredient
No fish, no byproducts
Here are some links to information on feeding your feline: