Cats are known to be renowned napping champions with an average of 16 hours per day spent dozing off during this cringy film called life. After so much practice in the sleep department, they really know what it takes to get a good catnap. The answer is not much.

Our furry friends have been spotted sleeping nearly anywhere. The locations speak for themselves—tissue boxes, wine glasses, winter shoes, terrariums, flower pots, and laundry racks. Sometimes, it’s the pose that catches the eye—on the head, upside down, all stretched and curved, or using a dog as a pillow. I'll just leave it here.

After you’re done upvoting your favorite catnap sightings, don’t forget to scroll through Bored Panda’s previous compilations of feline sleep master classes here and here. Have one right next to you? Share in the comments!

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DC
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4 weeks ago

Perfect picture!

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What does a Foxxy say?
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4 weeks ago

Hopefully no one accidentally sat on it.

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4 weeks ago

They spelt cat nap wrong lol.

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In an interview with Bored Panda, Molly DeVoss, a certified feline training and behavior specialist, told us that our domestic cats sleep on average from 16 to 20 hours a day, and that’s all part of an ambush strategy. “This strategy consists of stalk, chase, pounce, catch and kill. Cats will eat about 10 small meals throughout a day, which equates to around six cumulative hours of daily hunting; they are sleeping to refuel their energy for the hunt.” However, indoor-only cats may be napping out of boredom.

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PandaJon
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4 weeks ago

I tink I caught a kitty

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MagicalUnicorn
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4 weeks ago

buy beer, get a cat, i'd take that!

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PandaJon
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4 weeks ago

Eye Balls

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Some felines feign sleep as a defense mechanism to cope with stressful situations. Other times, nodding off during the day may be a sign of aging. DeVoss suggests keeping an eye on your fuzzy companion and being aware of the signs of lethargy that would signal it’s time for a visit to the veterinarian.

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Kathy Baylis
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4 weeks ago

Looks like someone put him there to dry.

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ZombieGirl
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4 weeks ago

"Free cat with every purchase"

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Toujin C'Thlu
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4 weeks ago

Perfect size

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To us humans, who’d rather sleep in a warm and comfy bed, some places and positions in which felines are found taking a nap look rather absurd. Cat behavior expert Rita Reimers told Bored Panda that it really is true—cats can sleep virtually anywhere. Among other places, they adore “sunspots, your bed, or tucking away in little quiet corners and cubbyholes.” They also prefer warm places like a warm basket of laundry fresh from the dryer.

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Kathy Baylis
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4 weeks ago

So you get, yet already (literally) thinking outside the box.

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Don Golosso
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4 weeks ago

The sign says: "Pet Basket with animal print". Well, they didn't lie...

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Toujin C'Thlu
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4 weeks ago

Aww...kitten in a cupholder

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MagicalUnicorn
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4 weeks ago

liquidizing

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Toujin C'Thlu
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4 weeks ago

The 'sleeping cat' pose

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Don Golosso
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4 weeks ago

Stretch-a-cat!

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MagicalUnicorn
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4 weeks ago

modest cat covers privates even when sleeping :)

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European other
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4 weeks ago

Adds something to the pot plant

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Toujin C'Thlu
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4 weeks ago

An example of a cat in the liquid phase

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Toujin C'Thlu
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4 weeks ago

An even tinier one here. Interesting way to keep them warm, though.

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PandaJon
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4 weeks ago

I've heard of hot dogs but....

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giovanna
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4 weeks ago

The "just resting my eyes for a sec" pose

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DaVo
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4 weeks ago

Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's Maybelline...

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DaVo
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4 weeks ago

It's the God of not giving a f*ck. You can tell by the lefthand.

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Toujin C'Thlu
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4 weeks ago

Probably scared their human when they first saw it.

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Hiie Posti
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4 weeks ago

Hello I'd like a catte in a large cup

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Kali Fugatte
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4 weeks ago

He puts himbself in time out

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crazy_cat_notAlady
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4 weeks ago

perfect opportunity to scratch belly. and then RUN!!

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Toujin C'Thlu
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4 weeks ago

That's a tiny kitten

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Toujin C'Thlu
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4 weeks ago

Food coma

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Lama Lady
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4 weeks ago

'Danger is my middle name'

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Toujin C'Thlu
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4 weeks ago

Cat looks very chill

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Landon DeSonne
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4 weeks ago

Here we have a very rare guitar cat

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PandaJon
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4 weeks ago

Vogue

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Kali Fugatte
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4 weeks ago

I upvoted this because clearly, in total cat fashion, he has knocked over all the books to make his bed.

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PandaJon
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4 weeks ago

Nice finial

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Kathy Baylis
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4 weeks ago

You’d have to have suction cups for toes to pull this one off successfully.

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TUBLOVER3
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3 weeks ago

Very comfy

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Lama Lady
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4 weeks ago

Chandler: "Ey Joe, could that cat BE more misplaced?!"

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Toujin C'Thlu
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4 weeks ago

Some cats just can't wait to try new furniture

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PandaJon
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4 weeks ago

Nobody here but us dishes

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