Our cat is 2 yrs old and in great health. She quiets down for the most part once I go out and sit on the couch. Usually by the time I'm ready to go to work, she's happy sitting in the window seat and sleeping! A little too late though!
We have dry food out 24/7 for them, so being hungry isn't an issue. We feed them wet food morning and night but keep the rest out all the time. It did help a bit when, one night, neither of us got home until about 9PM and that's when they got their wet food when they usually get it about 5PM. The next morning she did a little vocalizing around 4:30, but then did quiet down until I got up at 6. Problem is, there's no way we could hold off in feeding them that late every night as they start going nuts when I get home at 5PM if they don't get fed immediately!
We've also tried ignoring her, but that only makes us wide awake for an hour. My husband has tried throwing a shoe at the closed door when she is on the other side to scare her away from it. That works for about 20 minutes and then she's back. He's also tried getting up and opening the door and hissing at her, but that lasts for about 5 minutes before she's back.
I wish we had a basement that we could put them in for the night, but we don't. If we put them in either of the other bedrooms and shut the door, they simply tear at the carpet and the door to get out and now we have ruined carpet. Putting her in a crate might work, but that seems cruel to keep her in a crate all night and she'd probably meow the whole time!