I had to laugh at this.
Not because I am mocking your pain, but because I have a cat who has NEVER grown out of the nighttime games!!!!
Snickers is 14 years old, and starting about 4am every single morning (weekends, weekdays, holidays, etc.) the little bugger will paw at my hair, bat my head, nibble my cheeks, make these freakish trilling noises just to wake me up. So I pet him and give him lovin's. It ain't enough, so he starts it all over again.
So after the game is up, and I feed him? He goes off to sleep in the sunshine!
Anyhoo I doubt some cats ever grow out of this. Playful cats usually stay playful!